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01DECEMBER2017 | Vol 9 Issue 37

Dairy owner family Dale Machado Manushi

bashed brutally in With perseverance Chhilar
Papakura all things are 'Indian women
attainable face challenges
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Indian community welcomes all-women

crew of INSV Tarini with pride INSV Tarini crew with
High Commissioner of
The official event will be followed Apart from these finalised events, challenging the frontiers of human
India, Sanjiv Kohli and by one of the main community event there is a strong demand within the courage and willpower by daring
Indian Navy officers
at the Fendelton Community Centre, community to invite and host these to sail through some of the most
Christchurch on Sunday, December brave women at their places. difficult waters on the planet earth.
5, where community members would And this is not only to acknowledge More to follow soon on the
have the opportunity to personally these women but probably also to be community events planned for
meet and greet with the crew inspired by what they are doing welcoming INSV TARINI Crew.
According to many community
leaders and members of the
Know more about INSV TARINI
community behind this event, there
For more is big excitement for this event
pictures, turn expectedly as it will be the first
over to opportunity for the community to
page 17 meet and greet with the brave women
officers of the Indian Navy.
SANDEEP SINGH Speaking to The Indian
courage, will-power, and above all

celebration of being women. Many Weekender, Hitesh Sharma one of the
ndeed, this is a special moment
members of the community involved
for the Indian community in events have been lined up in the
in community celebrations planned The indigenously-built INSV Tarini is a 56-foot (roughly 17 meters)
New Zealand, as it gears up to community.
for welcoming crew in Christchurch sailing vessel, five metres wide and has a displacement of
welcome the women naval-officers The first in the series of events
said: I think the excitement is 23 tonnes.
of INSV TARINI with an open heart. is the official reception of the crew
through the roof. The women-crew will survive mostly on dry rations for most of the
The long anxious wait and by the office of the Indian High This is such an opportunity journey as the boat has no provision for refrigeration.
anticipation finally culminated when Commission to New Zealand, that probably comes only once in There are only four beds in the boat, which means that at any
the vessel touched shores of New at Christchurch on Thursday, the lifetime, so everyone in the given time only four members can sleep.
Zealand on the sleepy morning of November 30. community is welcome to come. The stove-top in the area marked as the kitchen inside boat is
Wednesday, November 30. This event will bring together There will be local performances, hanging, to adjust according to tilt of the sailing vessel.
This was after some anxious local Members of the Parliament, speeches and other activities along
The women have undertaken several preparatory and team-
moments a day before when the Christchurch City Mayor, local with the opportunity to meet with the
building missions. They have sailed on INSV Mhadei to Mauritius
vessel was hovering tantalisingly councillors, members of Diplomatic all-women crew, Mr Sharma further and back and also to Cape Town.
close to the port. corps, officers of the Indian Navy, added.
A voyage qualifies as circumnavigation if it starts and finishes
However, the landfall could only Royal New Zealand Navy, along The next major events lined up at the same port, does not entail crossing a canal or strait, all
happen on early morning next day, with several prominent community are a luncheon meeting at women meridians are crossed at least once and the distance covered is
culminating the anxious wait and leaders to acknowledge the organisation Shakti in Christchurch more than 21,600 nautical miles.
commencing a period of joyous achievement of the all-women crew and a visit to Ara Institute of The vessel would return to Goa in April 2018, on completion of
celebrations of their individual of INSV TARINI. Technology. the voyage.

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Community furious as dairy owner NZ communities find unique

family bashed in Papakura way to re-use Rumala Sahib
RIZWAN MOHAMMAD NZ Herald picture beating me up. SWATI SHARMA

The man came ikhs living in New Zealand can
family of three was
in, beat us up and now put the used-Rumala Sahibs
brutally thrashed by
then escaped from
two robbers in Papakura to better use instead of burning
the door, Ms
on the night of Monday, or throwing them away, thanks to New
Hasumata Patel
November 27. Zealands multicultural community.
said in a video.
Nanu Patel, owner of the Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand
The family has joined hands with the members of
Opaheke Superette for 27 years, r e c e i v e d Cook Island and Samoan community a friendly relationship between the two
was closing his dairy store just immediate who will re-use the used Rumala Sahibs communities. He assured that their
after 8:30 p.m. when two men medical attention to make art pieces. These art pieces will
entered the shop and launched an community respects and acknowledges
Nanu Patel and his wife Hasumata Patel later Monday be donated to Marae, churches and other the Sikhs sentiments and will equally
unprovoked attack on the man. night and Mr Patel opened the religious places where these will be used respect the Rumala Sahib at their
Mr Patel called his wife and We are here for a long time shop on Tuesday, 11 a.m. after the as curtains and other decorative purpose. religious places.
daughter for help, who were and this is the worst attack on my police conducted a complete scene In Sikhism, Rumala (piece of
Nearly 200 women will stich a patch
sitting in the lounge of their house family in the last 27 years, Mr examination. cloth) refers to wrappings, draperies
and coverlets used as altar cloths to work on the holy cloth signifying
adjoining to the shop. The second Patel told media. Papakura MP Judith Collins
protect prayer books and scriptures, the bond between Sikh and island
robber went into Mr Patels Mr Patels son who was in his said the police had done great orscarfworn in thegurudwaraduring communities. One such sample was
house and attacked his wife Ms bedroom called the police from his work apprehending the alleged worship service or in the presence presented to Mr Singh on this occasion.
Hasumata Patel and their daughter. mobile and the offenders ran from offenders so quickly. ofGuru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture We all welcome this move where
They beat me up on the the shop when the police arrived. They are people that are of Sikhs. the communities from different faiths
ground. I was by the door. I was Both the offenders were caught going about their everyday Nearly 150 members from have come forward to device this unique
closing the shop and he wouldnt later that night as one of the lawful business and theyve been Samoan, Tongan, Maori, Cook Island solution where a religious symbol of one
let me close it. He just came in and alleged offenders fought off the traumatised by some horrible little communities hosted Sikh community faith is being reused at another religious
grabbed and tried to punch me in police but was tracked down by a thugs. members in an event in Mangere on
place, Mr Singh Said.
the face, Mr Patel told the New police dog and arrested. One of the best ways dealing Thursday, November 20. During the two-
hour-long event they presented a sample This issue of Rumala Sahib overload
Zealand Herald. The offenders aged 19 and 28 with seriously violent offenders is
of how Rumala Sahib will be used at the has been faced by the Sikh community
Mr Patel had his chest, eyes and appeared in the Manukau District to put them in jail. religious places of these communities. around the world for long time now
head punched and received two Court and were charged with She said one of the offenders The project will be carried out with the where communities have been trying
stitches on his forehead. He also aggravated robbery and wounding approached a nearby family support of Auckland Council, Healthy to work out a solution how the holy
received a cut on his eyebrows. with intent to cause grievous claiming to be a victim, but the Families, WISE Auckland and Auckland cloth can be reused without hurting the
His wife also received grievous bodily harm. residents cottoned on quickly and Regional Migrant Services along with sentiments of Sikhs.
injuries to her head and face that He did not say a word and alerted police. The other man was other community organisations. Recently, the Sikh temples in Takanini,
led to a big sore on the right side attacked us with his bare fists on caught by a police dog, she said. Daljit Singh of Supreme Sikh Society Otahuhu, Avondale, Papatoetoe,
of her face covering the eyes. The my head while I tried to cover Members of the Papakura explained the importance of Rumala Wellington and Christchurch received a
couples 30-year old daughter now myself, Mr Patel added. Spread the News Facebook page Sahib and advised that for religious
large number of Rumala Sahib, out of
has a broken jaw. reasons, it should be used at holy places
I was sitting here (in the lounge had also expressed dismay at the which 5 boxes were sent to be reused
This is the second time the dairy or activities.
of the house) with my daughter latest attack and offered their The leader of Cook Island community at maraes. Some of the samples will be
has been robbed in the past two when the man came in and started support to the family. presented to the Sikh Supreme Society.
said that this comes as a move to extend

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Three cities to host grand Jashn-e-Milad un Nabi events

December 8 event. Sunday, December 10 will witness In certain parts of the world, big
Masjid Al-Mustafa the Naath celebrations at the Hamilton processions are organised by the
in O ta huhu w ill hos t the West Islamic Centre in Frankton community followed by public sermons
celebration on Saturday, December 2 commencing 11:30 a.m. in mosques or at community centres.
at 5 p.m. organized by South Auckland Separate arrangements will be made The community is however encouraged
Muslim Association (SAMA) and for the men and women at the venues to make the most of this occasion by
on Saturday, December 9 a Naath and childrens activities are also offering special prayers, reciting the
programme will be held at the Samoan planned to keep them engaged at the holy Quran, do zikr and make dua for
Hall in Mangere starting form 5 p.m. event. the whole community.

Imam making a speech at


ilad-un-nabi is one of the
most important dates in speeches by renowned
the Islamic calendar and speakers of the community,
is very dear to the community. It is Naath recitations, recitation
the day when Prophet Muhammad Darood-as-salaam which is
(peace be upon him) was born. To an integral part of the event.
celebrate this occasion Muslims This year Shaykh As
across the globe host special prayers Sayyid Afeefuddn Al-Jailani
services and do other activities in Al-Bagdadi, the 19th direct
memory and respect of the prophet. descendant of Shaykh
Maunatul Islam Trust of New Abdul Qadir Al Jailani
Zealand in conjunction with New Radhiallahuanhu and the
Zealand Muslim League in Hamilton, 33rd direct descendant of the
Wellington Islamic Association and Holy Prophet Muhammad
West Auckland Milad Association (pbuh) will be the chief guest
and supported by the South Auckland at all the four events.
Muslim Association in Otahuhu is There will be two
hosting a grand celebratory event in functions in Wellington, one
three different cities this year. on Saturday, December 2
The actual Milad-un-Nabi falls on from 5 p.m. at Cook Island
Friday, December 1 until the evening Community Hall, Porirua
Saturday, December 2 this year. and on Friday, December 8
This year, three major celebrations at Wellington Islamic Centre,
are organised in Wellington, Oxford Street, Tawa. Chief
Auckland and Hamilton. The events guest Shaykh As Sayyid Sb
in the three cities will feature will be present on Friday,

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Community to host family Islams message of peace

fun day in Papatoetoe hits the road in NZ IWK BUREAU

RIZWAN MOHAMMAD which will give the organisers the results of
he Ahmadiyya Muslim

he Papatoetoe Family Fun day has how much waste has been saved from being
community is launching a
been celebrated since 2012 and has dumped into the landfill.
unique campaign to reach
received recognition and support from The venue will host stalls for early
out to the New Zealand public.
Auckland Council and Otara-Papatoetoe Local childcare providing information loaded
Entitled Peace on Wheels, the
Board since 2015. with some fun-filled activities for children;
campaign will see the communitys
the District Health Board will host members take to the road, and
free health check-up for the visitors covering thousands of kilometers,
and the Papatoetoe Floral Society attempting to reach the far corners
This years event is organised by Sanstha will demonstrate and teach flower of the country. Members of Ahmadiyya Muslim

(Hindu Heritage Research Foundation), arrangement to children and adults. The first of these trips will set off to
on the roads

supported by Auckland Council, Otara- The SWS will demonstrate live composting Northland on Sunday, November 26
Papatoetoe Local Board and funded by Lions systems educating visitors how to reduce food headed by the communitys central missionary, The Peace on Wheels initiative will see a
Foundation and Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board. waste from the rubbish bins. The Papatoetoe Imam Shafique-ur-Rehman. group of volunteers travel across the country
The event will be held at the Papatoetoe library will be host storytelling, book hunt Ignorance breeds doubt, and opportunists holding book stalls, distributing Peace message
and colouring activities for the children. will exploit it to create discord in the society, leaflets, and reaching out to everyone they
Library Carpark on Saturday, December 9 from
Additionally, bouncy castles will be provided hoping to turn disagreements into conflicts. In come across in a hope to build bridges between
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
free of cost for children. todays world, fanatics exist in all forms, be it communities, and answer any and all questions
Local community groups have come together misguided Muslims, or their opponents the
to volunteer in this event especially SWS This event aims to give families, especially that anyone may have about Muslims and
children a place to have some fun along with actions of terrorists rightly invite condemnation,
(Shunya Waste Solutions), PVA (Pacific Vision Islam.
some learning. but people can sometimes forget to differentiate
Aotearoa), Papatoetoe Library, and East Tamaki The first leg of the journey will cover the
The event organised in the previous years the action of the person from the teaching of
Health Care. North of the country, passing through several
the religion, explains Bashir Khan, President
For the first time this event has been have recorded 500-800 people attending, and cities including Warkworth, Whangarei, Keri
of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New
facilitated as Zero Waste Event with the the organisers expect the footfall to go higher Keri, Kaitaia, and Dargaville.
support of Shunya Waste Solutions that aims this year. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a
Our response is to proactively counter the
at reducing the waste to zero. The SWS group This event is organised to bring all the dynamic, fast-growing international revival
negative image of Islam created by both these
has partnered with Pacific Visions Aotearoa to cultures together with the vision of unity in movement within Islam. Founded in 1889
groups by showing what true Islam means. It
diversity. is to this end that we are launching our latest by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-
achieve the zero waste goal.
This event is not only a fun day, but it also effort to reach out to those communities where 1908) in Punjab, India, the Ahmadiyya
The providers We Compost has been hired
represents all the cultures participating and knowledge of Islam and Muslims is limited to Muslim Community spans 210 countries with
for the three different bins where the volunteers
presenting their cultures in various ways of what one may find on the news and media. membership exceeding tens of millions.
will be educating every user about the benefits
food, performances and dresses. This event Sadly it is the extremists that get the coverage Its motto of Love for all and hatred for
of sorting the waste and reducing it to go to none is evidenced by the peaceful actions of
constitutes health benefit programmes and in media, creating negative misconceptions
landfill. its millions of followers. The New Zealand
educational programmes for all age groups about the religion of Islam. It is our sincere
The food stalls will be using all compostable hope that campaigns such as this one will help branch of this community was established in
packaging and cutlery to reduce the waste to including so many activities for children to
us create an environment encouraging peaceful 1987 and is a registered charitable organisation
landfill. At the end of the event, the data will participate and learn, an organiser of the event
coexistence amongst all races and religions, that endeavours to be an active and integrated
be collected and recorded to measure the waste said.
Mr Khan added. community within New Zealand society.

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RIZWAN MOHAMMAD R Jay Finance team receiving the award the support and trust of our clients, Mr income and mortgage protection insurance.

Jay Finance, the financial Chauhan added. Our core belief is that Kiwi-Indians deserve
services provider based in R Jay Financial started its operations clear and straightforward choices when buying
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Indian Business Awards 2017 at Sky which led the company to expand its says Mr Chauhan.
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Hindu Elder Foundation

members celebrate Gurupurab

he Hindu Elders Foundation
(HEF) celebrated the
Prakash Utsav (birth) of
Guru Nanak Dev Ji on Sunday,
November 26, at the Bharatiya
Mandir Complex, Auckland.
The Foundation has long been
celebrating Guru Purabs in the past,
however; this was the first occasion
when Bhartiya Mandir celebrated
the festival of Gurupurab at
their premises.
Several community leaders
including Vinod Kumar, President
Hindu Council of New Zealand,
Hemant Prashar, President Bhartiya
Mandir, Pravin Bhai Patel,
Sanghchalak Hindu Swayamsevak
Sangh, Harnam Golian Former MP
of Fiji, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi,
National Party MP, Mahesh Bindra
Former MP of New Zealand First
Party graced the occasion.
The programme started with the
Shabad Kirtan sung by Yadvinder
Singh Jaggi jee and Sushri Amrita
Kaur, who was accompanied by
Mandeep Singh on Tabla.
Speaking on occasion Satya
Prakash Pahuja, President of HEF
said, Sri Guru Nanak Dev jees
birthday is celebrated worldwide as Sri Guru His teachings are based on equality,
Nanak Dev Jayanti or Gurpurab which falls fraternal love, goodness and virtue. He travelled
during the months of October-November as per extensively in and outside India to spread the
the Christian calendar. message and teaching of love and bhaichara
This year the occasion fell on November 4. (brotherhood).
However, HEF is celebrating the Guru Prithipal Singh Basra, President of Sri
Purab today [Sunday, November 26], as one of Dashmesh Gurudwara Papatoetoe, also spoke
the four birth celebrations HEF celebrates every on occasion and said: Sri Guru Nanak jee
year. believed and educated the mankind that there is
The other three being Sri Ram Navami, Sri ONLY one Almighty God who dwells in every
Krishna Janamasthmi and Baisakhi as Khalsa one of us and constitutes the eternal truth.
Panth sathapna (birth) diwas. Hemant Prashar, President, Bhartiya Mandir
The chief guest of the event Amarjeet Singh, pointed out that the acceptance of Guru Nanak
Editor, Kuk Samachar, speaking at the occasion and the other Gurus who succeeded him is not
said, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee right from his confined to Sikhs only but is widely respected
early age did not show much interest in the and worship by the all Indians in and outside
worldly affairs. of Bharat.
He challenged the malpractices in the The celebrations were concluded with Guru
society and tried to remove them. Ka Langar.

Family releases CCTV footage to

help catch robbers

our men armed with crowbar and iron-
rod robbed a dairy store in Onehunga
on Wednesday, November 29, taking
cigarettes, cash and goods from the store.
It was 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and the
Although no one was injured, the ownerwas
Arthur Street dairy had just opened its shutters
traumatised by the incident.
when four men wearing hoodies, with covered
Ms Chhiboo has owned the store for the
face ran into the store threatening the two shop
last 21 years, but they have become victims of
robberies only in the last five years.
CCTV footage released by the shopkeeper
As soon as the robbers took off from the
shows three men climbing on to the cash
store, Ms Chhiboo rang 111 and also alerted the
counter and taking cigarettes and cash from the
neighbours by shouting help help.
till. One of them was holding four feet long iron
The owner of the store released the CCTV
rod that came out of the counter and threatened
footage of the robbery to the media and the
the owner Khatija Chhiboo chasing her out of
police so that it can help the public identify the
the store.
offenders and get them arrested.
The robbers came prepared with a big bucket
This is the third robbery in last four days that
to carry goods and cigarettes with them.
the community has faced.
The fourth robber holding a crowbar smashed
On Monday, November 27, a Hamilton dairy
one of the counters inside.
owner injured and lost his right eye trying to
When the door buzzer rang, I thought it was
defend a robbery attempt at his store.
any other customer only to realize a moment
A couple was severely beaten on the same
later that her shop was being robbed seeing a
night in Papakura leaving them with bruised
well-built man aggressively holding a crowbar
face, eyes and injured ribs.
in his hand, Khatija Chhiboo said.
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Hamilton diary owner loses Trust Saffron Finance for

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With ordinary talent and extra-

ordinary perseverance all things
are attainable Dale Machado
IWK BUREAU Dale Machado skilled-craft, under the watchful and especially when working in this

ale Machado, a student of at times, demanding supervision industry as we meet people from
Professional Business and of tutors. diverse ethnicities, Dale said.
Restaurant School, a part of Dale had special words of thanks
for her tutor Larson Menezes, who
Internship helps

the Cornell Education Group, recently ale had another first to her
won silver in the nationals of New she said was quite influential in her
development as a chef. name when she became the
Zealand Hospitality Championships first intern at Grand Millennium
2017, held in association with NZ He was greatly influential in
guiding me and always being there Auckland to be hired directly.
Chef Associations a feat that many She had started a three-month
industry experts say is no mean when I needed advice and help,
internship with the organisation with
achievement. Dale told The Indian Weekender.
a simple aim of giving her best and
Dale was one of the award winners Dale is a confident learner and
not expecting much.
of the Professional Business and implements creative techniques However, she was delighted when
Restaurant School to bring Training when she is behind the bar. She her internship stint ended with a
Establishment of the Year Award stands an example of what we part-time role in the world-renowned
once again to the school. teach at Professional Business and hotel.
that she could achieve Restaurant School, Larson Menezes Dale then found a role, giving her
Dale, as she wants to be called, Dale started her studies the opportunity to learn and develop
started her journey in the hospitality anything that she set out told The Indian Weekender.
to achieve. at the Professional her skills and giving her more
industry with a thirst to learn in a The strength of industry exposure, as a food and
small caf in the cosmopolitan city Dale started her studies Business and Restaurant
at the Professional Business multiculturalism beverage attendant in banquets at the
School(PBRS) with
of Mumbai in India. Hilton Auckland.
and Restaurant School ale said that the opportunity
The short stint at that local cafe an eagerness to learn, This role has given her the
with an eagerness to to study and work in a multi-
ignited the desire in Dale, to remain participating and opportunity to work and learn in other
learn, participating and ethnic background had been a great
in the industry and spread the light departments and sub-departments
volunteering in everything volunteering in everything strength in her preparedness for the and enhance her experience and
and warmth of hospitality. Keeping
that would contribute towards that would contribute evolving landscape of the hospitality develop her skills even more.
this in mind, Dale chose to study in
her learning. industry. It is students like Dale Machado
New Zealand. towards her learning.
It was during her learning While studying with people from who brings value to New Zealand are
Moving to New Zealand
days at the institute that various ethnic backgrounds I have key examples of what Professional
was easy for Dale because of
the burning desire of doing learnt different cultures and how to Business and Restaurant School
the continual support from her
something in the hospitality interact with people, knowing their stands for, Jayaraj Arul Samji,
family and the assurance that she
industry was shaped into a cultural norms, which is essential Marketing Manager, PBRS said.
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Community driving school to help ethnic

migrants gain drivers licence
IWK BUREAU achieving their goals such as getting

a job, Manawa Udy of The PETER
etting a drivers licence
Collective explains.
is no longer a right, it is a
Nursanah Tian, a migrant from
privilege for those who have
Indonesia, is excited to start
the resources and support available
practising her driving very soon
to learn, practice and then pass their One of the major
through PCDS. For Nursanah, its
way through the system. important to get a driver licence
A community owned and operated
barriers that new
because many employers give
social enterprise Puketapapa preference to someone with a full
ethnic migrants
Community Driving School (PCDS) licence. face in learning
has taken the initiative to cater its PCDS has been developed by the
services to the ethnic migrants who
driving is language
PETER Collective, a group of local
struggle to learn driving in New
organisations working together
that is why this
Zealand. The community enterprise community
to improve education, training
has the goal of being Aucklands
driving school of choice. learning for them becomes easier and
and employment outcomes in initiative has
The latest statistics from the NZ Puketapapa. Migrant Action Trust
Over 50 per cent of the people more comfortable.
Transport Agency show that almost
who live in the Wesley-Roskill area is managing the school itself with
One of the major barriers that volunteers who
half of New Zealanders sitting delivery partners Rule Education
were born outside of NZ, and with new ethnic migrants face in learning
restricted driver licences are failing, Trust, Umma Trust and the Wesley are professional
over 150 different ethnicities, the driving is language that is why this
community initiative has employed due primarily to a lack of guided Community Centre.
diversity is incredible, and a good
practice behind the wheel.
drivers and can
percentage of the migrant find it hard volunteers who are professional PCDS will be launched on Tuesday,
to get the resources and support they drivers and can speak different At PCDS, we offer quality and December 5. Learner drivers, driver speak different
need to gain their licence, which languages, community worker and affordable driving lessons to help mentors and supporters of The languages
increases their safety, confidence, driving instructor at the centre Ms people pass their learner, restricted PETER Collective including Harry
and chances of getting a job explains Shanti who hails from Sri Lanka told and full licence tests. With qualified Doig, members of the Puketapapa
Honey Rasalan, manager of Migrant The Indian Weekender. instructors, practice cars, driving Local Board will be presented for the
Action Trust. I can speak in three languages, mentors and language support, we inauguration of PCDS.
English, Tamil and Sinhalese have everything you need to gain The ribbon cutting of the use an online booking system
The enterprise has encouraged
and help learners with language your licence. practice car will also be done at the - www.pcds.org.nz. The staff is
the community members to
difficulty, Ms Shanti added. We provide affordable driver public launch of PCDS on Market available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
come and join the driving school
All of the profit from PCDS will training and offer subsidised Day, Tuesday, December at 11 from Monday-Friday at the Wesley
and learn the art of driving. The
be used to support members of our a.m. at Roskill Youth Zone, 740
advantage that community has that support for young people, former CC Foyer from Monday, November
community who are facing barriers Sandringham Road Extn, Mt Roskill.
the driving mentors at the centres refugees and ethnic women to 27. The team is also available
in gaining their licence; referrals The school will be located inside
are professional drivers and from will come through trusted local gain independence and confidence outside these hours through email
different ethnic backgrounds so which increases their chances of Wesley Community Centre and
organisations. and Facebook.

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I will lose 1000 customers every week, says closing

down Owairaka Kiwibank franchise owner
RIZWAN MOHAMMAD Wednesday, 22 stating the banking selling stamps, the PO Boxes and a few

facilities at Owairaka branch will minor services will remain operational, Mr
he Owairaka branch of Kiwibank has
cease on December 22 at 5 p.m., Mr Desai said.
been served a 30 days closing down
Desai toldThe Indian Weekender. Mr Desai added that with this order the
notice citing safety risk for staff and The notice also read that Kiwibank branch would also stop other major services
public earlier last week. did a security survey in July 2017 offered such as New Zealand Transport Agency
The Kiwibank branch on Richardson and has hence invoked a clause payments and services, Western Union,
Road also provides NZ Post services to the that they can change the product or banking, money transfer, travel orders, money
community and will shut its operations on services citing security reasons, Mr exchange etc.
Friday, December 22 at 5 p.m. Desai added. Mr Desai said that stating security reasons is
The owner of the franchise for 12 years The business has been robbed seven not justified to close this branch as the last such
Bhasker Desai and his wife Varsha are unhappy times in the past ten years with its last incident happened was in August 2016.
with this decision of Kiwibank and are robbery happening 15 months ago, in I had emailed the Kiwibanks offices asking
Owairaka Kiwibank franchise
protesting to keep its operations running. owner Bhasker Desai
August 2016. to improve security after every such robbery
I received a notice from Kiwibank on The NZ Post services such as attempt, but they never paid heed to our
concerns, and now they have simply ordered to
stop the services, claimed Mr Desai.
I am being punished for no fault of my
own, Mr Desai said.
With banking and other services gone, I will
be left with only selling stamps and a few minor
works which cannot raise enough to cover my
expenses, pay salary to one staff and or to
even pay my rent, Mr Desai toldThe Indian
Mr Desai is talking to his customers about
the change who too are unhappy with the
shutting down of Kiwibankservices.
Mr Desai has appealed to the Puketapapa
Local Board and has also started a petition to
retain the business that has already gathered
over a thousand signatures from the community.
I have customers who have been coming to
us from the very start, and many have joined
us later. When I close down they will have to
travel to Royal Oak, St Lukes or New Lynn to
get their work done, Mr Desai said.
On anaverage, I get over 200 customers
every day, and with the closing down, I will
lose at least 1000 customers every week, cried
Mr Desai.
Mr Desai said that the bank has not offered
any compensation for the loss that he is going
to suffer because of the shut down.
Mr Desai is holding a protest on Monday,
December 4 at 5 p.m. outside the bank to
oppose the shut down along with the members
of the community.
I received the information of the shutting
down of the Owairaka Kiwibank branch earlier
this week and we are in touch with Mr Desai
to help him is his difficult moment, Shail
Kaushal, member of the Puketapapa Local
Board toldThe Indian Weekender.

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Artists from India perform free Ram Leela

wenty-four artists of the
Kalakshetra Foundation from
India are currently in Fiji
performing free live shows onRam
Last night they performed a one
hour and 30 minute show at Subrail
Park in Labasa.
Kalakshetra Foundation Ram
Leela group leader Anil Kumar said
this was their third show out of the
total of five to be performed in Fiji.
We have finished performing in
Suva and Ba, Mr Kumar said.
After Labasa we will perform "Ramayanais
in Nausori (on November 28) an ancient Indian
and the following day at Nadi epic poem which
before heading back to the narrates the struggle
foundation at Chennai in of the divine prince
India on December 1. Rama to rescue his
This is not the first wife Sita from the
time the foundation is demon king Artists and members of Kalakshtra Foundation of India performed Ram Leela in Labasa on November 27.

having shows in Fiji, Mr are proud to make Commission in Fiji and we are very part ofRamayana. Indian High Commissioner
Kumar said. a comeback. grateful to them for choosing us out Ramayanais an ancient Indian to Fiji, Vishwas Sapkal
A group of artists came to Fiji Fiji is a beautiful place and the of so many groups in India, Mr epic poem which narrates the said there are more than
with the founder Rukmini Devi to people very friendly. Kumar said. struggle of the divine prince Rama to 2000Ramayan mandalis(groups)
showcase their performance in 1965. Our performance in Fiji was The purpose of this performance rescue his wife Sita from the demon in Fiji keepingRamayanaan
So this is our second visit and we arranged by the Indian High is to tell the audience about the third king Ravana. important essence.

USP student wins medal in global essay Fiji looks to learn from
competition India, says Koya
final year law student of ith India, being the a number of areas that we believe
The University of the worlds biggest offer opportunities for our nations
South Pacific (USP) is
democracy and with its to collaborate further on and this
the first Pacific student to receive
increasing influence in global affairs, includes economic cooperation,
a medal in the Global Climate
Fiji looks to India for leadership on a energy, healthcare, defence and
Law and Governance Legal Essay
number of issues. building resilience against natural
Competition 2017.
The competition is jointly organised Minister for Trade and Tourism, disasters to name a few.
by the Centre for International Faiyaz Koya says Fiji is appreciative Koya was speaking at the Namaste
Sustainable Development Law, the of the many forms of assistance the Pacifika Festival of Indias event in
McGill Journal of Sustainable "It Government of India has provided Kshatriya hall, Suva last night.
Development Law, the is a huge over the years. The festival aims to showcase all
Lauterpacht Centre achievement for Fiji also looks forward to the major facets of Indian culture and
for International Law me as a student. I am strengthening our already close will feature renowned Indian artistes
at the University of so proud to be a student bilateral ties and exploring new of various art forms from all over
Cambridge, the Faculty at USP and more than avenues of cooperation. There are India.
of the University of anything, my family
and colleagues are
Nairobi, the CR2 at the
University of Chile, the
proud of me." USP final year law student, Priyashna Mani. It is important that Human Rights must
Ateneo School of Governance Queensland University Pacific states take action to address be applied to everyone equally: AG

in Manila and others, and is of Technology, in partial climate change, they should respect,
ew and innovative ways Constitution.
supported by the partners of Climate fulfilment of the requirements for the protect and consider their respective
course Regional Environmental Law. obligations on human rights under need to be explored as most He says in the Fijian Constitution,
Law and Governance Day (CLGD)
2017 which include The University The essay focused on the domestic and international law. countries only benchmark you will find a whole prethora of not
of the South Pacific(USP). relationship between loss and Complying with human rights themselves on Civil and Political only just civil and political rights but
The open call for essay damage and human rights law obligations helps to protect the rights Rights when discussing Human also for the first time socio economic
submissions received submissions and policy. She first explained the of everyone affected by loss and Rights indicating a disparity in the rights which mirrors the International
from students across the globe and specific human rights affected due damage and it also promotes policy two spheres of human rights. Covenant on Economic, Social and
an international committee of law to loss and damage and the domestic coherence, she said. This was highlighted by the
Cultural Rights.
professors and legal experts selected and international human rights Speaking about her achievement, Attorney General and Minister for
The Attorney General says it is
the finalists. obligations of the South Pacific in Ms Mani said she was blessed and Economy Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum
Ms Priyashna Mani received a relation to loss and damage. happy. important that Human Rights must
while delivering his opening
medal for her essay, Loss and damage In summary, I concluded the It is a huge achievement for remarks at the Regional Workshop be applied to everyone equally.
and the relationship to human rights essay by saying that irrespective me as a student. I am so proud to on Economic, Social and Cultural The Workshop which was attended
law and policy in the context of of the additional pressure climate be a student at USP and more than Rights and Human Rights Indicators by 30 senior government officials
the South Pacific, a research paper change-related events may place on anything, my family and colleagues in Nadi. from various ministries from the
she prepared in the context of a available resources, human rights are proud of me, she shared. Sayed-Khaiyum says this needs regional countries aimed to begin
collaborative research project on norms clarify how Pacific States She also acknowledged Dr to be expanded to include Socio and create a platform for advancing
climate change law between USP, should respond to climate change, Margaretha Singh, her family and economic Rights which is something the Economic, Social, Cultural Right
Macquarie University and the she stated. Ms Mani said whenever friends for their continuous support. that is included in the Fijian and Human Rights Indicators.

108 steps temple opens in Waiqele

embers of the temple at the hot springs which are said Dutt said. It is one of the most popular Hindu mantras and the
to have a mana. most important mantra inShaivism. This mantra is dedicated to
A temple which has 108 steps leading to a hot spring Lord Shiva. There are 108 steps from the temple to the hot spring
below for Hindu devotees in Waiqele, Labasa, was opened on and every devotee must recite theShivaprayers.
Sunday by prominent Labasa businessman Daya Singh. I grew up seeing how devoted our elders were during praying
The Shiri Mahadeo Shiuwala Mandir steps are used for and fasting, even to the extent where all female devotees would
devotees to chant to the Lord Shiva while making their way down sleep and pray at the temple for one or two weeks in search of
to the hot springs which are believed to havemana. Each step was peace and guidance. He said devotees prayed at the temple, and
donated by members of the temple. The members of the temple then make their way up to the hot spring to pray.
who are devotees of Lord Shiva, the god we worship chanted his He said Hindus from here and overseas would visit the hot
holy recital while walking on the steps,mandirsecretary Kamal spring every year and offer their prayers.
The Indian Weekender Friday, December 1, 2017 FIJI 15

Shrimad Rajchandraji portrait unveiled at Indian High

Commission in Fiji
portrait of Shrimad Rajchandraji, is now positioned at the entrance of
the Indian High Commission office at the Life Insurance Corporation
of India building in Suva.
The unveiling of the renowned Indian poet, philosopher, scholar and
reformer yesterday was significant because he together with Mahatma
Ghandi laid the foundation of Indias independence. "It
The unveiling coincides with the 70 years of freedom on is not any
August 15, 2017, as well as Namaste Pacifika- A festival portrait, it is
of India in Fiji and in other Pacific Islands countries Cook not just a portrait
but the epitome, the
Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
personification, the
Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty embodiment of absolute
Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar said: It is not any portrait, it knowledge and
is not just a portrait but the epitome, the personification, the divinity."
embodiment of absolute knowledge and divinity. From left; Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar, Gurudev Shri Rakeshbhai of
Shrimad Rajchandra Mission and the Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal at the Indian High Commission office

in Suva on November 29, 2017. Insert: Shrimad Rajchandraji.

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steers INSV Tarini Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu
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he all-women crew of the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) TARINI the current cloudy, and sunny sun and pleasant parlty cloudy cloudy
toast of the Indian nation and the millions of members of global Indian diaspora has a little sunshine clouds
given another reason for everyone to celebrate by sailing through the vast South
Oceans in less than expected time.
We were expecting to take about 30 days to reach from Freemantle (Australia) to Lyttleton 22 22 23 24 25 25 24
(New Zealand). 15 14 15 16 16 17 16
However, we made it in 24 days, said much elated Lieutenant Commander P Swathi, the
navigation officer of the vessel, immediately after the boat touched the shores of New Zealand.
This could have been even better by one day, as the boat had almost made it to the port a day
before, on Tuesday, November 28, and was hovering within 30 nautical miles of the port waiting This week in New Zealands history
for favourable winds.
The jadedness of being held-up so close to their destination, against their wishes, was 1 December 1898
expectantly visible all over their faces.
First movie shot in New Zealand
However, it was infinitesimal in comparison to their overflowing sense of courage, will-
he first motion pictures known to have been taken in New Zealand were made by
power, contentment and pride in being able to achieve what they have set out to achieve initially
photographer W.H. Bartlett for the entrepreneur Alfred Whitehouse, who in 1895 had
before leaving the port of Freemantle in Perth, West Australia, on Monday, October 23.
imported the colonys first kinetoscope, a Thomas Edison invention that showed moving
With this, the second leg of the Navika Sagar Parikrama a historic Indian Navys maiden
images to one viewer at a time.
all-women circumnavigation around the world, came to an end.
Clearly, Indias women-power, which has been bursting the seams for a while has once again 5 December 1890
made its mark at the international level. First one man one vote election
INSV Tarini is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises
Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B
Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.
N ew Zealands electoral law had been changed so that no one could vote in more than one
general electoral district. This ended the long-standing practice of plural voting by those
who owned property in more than one electorate.
This is another subtle accretion in the narrative of Indias women power challenging many 6 December 1905
conventional perceptions, both within and outside India.
Special votes cast in general election
It is pertinent to note that the Indian womens power does not face challenges within India, but
or the first time in New Zealands electoral history, registered voters who were away from
also outside India, where people alien to Indias culture and glorious traditions of contribution of
their electorate on polling day were able to cast a special absentee vote at any polling
women in the history of India often indulge in taking a free-hit on perpetuating the conventional
booth in the country; this would then be posted to their local returning officer for counting. Prior
and often negative attitudes towards Indias women power.
to election day in 1905, 3586 electors applied for the necessary absent voters permit, and 2781
This all-women global circumnavigation expedition is not only a statement of women power
votes were cast this way.
within India, but also outside India, where it is being demonstrated that 1.5 billion people of
Indian origin around the world are willing to rally behind the women power of India.
8 December 1941
Overflowing emotions New Zealand declares war on Japan
The fact that the Indian state and the current government of India stands resolutely behind
their brave women was further illustrated by the personal presence High Commissioner of India,
Sanjiv Kohli, along with his wife Dr Ruma Kohli, Captain Chetan Chandegave, India's Defence
N ew Zealands declaration followed the surprise attack on the United States naval base at
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Sunday 7 December (8 December NZ time). This
raid was part of a startling 12-hour assault during which Japanese forces struck Hong Kong,
Attach to Australia and New Zealand, and few more officers from the Indian Navy who had Thailand, Malaya, the Philippines, Guam, and Wake Island.
been specially flown-in all the way from India, to welcome these brave women officers at 8.00
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Modi hard sells India, Ivanka
18 INDIA Friday, December 1, 2017 The Indian Weekender

for equitable laws for women

three-day international family pressure is so great that
summit of entrepreneurs women do not feel the freedom to
started on Tuesday with work outside the home.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hard Our administration is striving
selling India and inviting investors to promote greater opportunity for
from across the globe to invest in women around the world, both
India taking advantage of a friendly through our domestic reforms and
climate while President Donald our international initiatives, she
Trumps daughter Ivanka said much said.
remains to be done with regard to She also said that when women
equitable laws for women in many work, it creates a multiplier effect,
developing as well as developed and leads to more reinvestment in
countries. families and society.
To my entrepreneur friends from When women work, it creates a
across the globe, I would like to unique multiplier effect. Women are
say: Come, Make in India, Invest in more likely than men to hire other
India - for India, and for the world. women, and to give them access to
I invite each one of you to become capital, mentorship and networks.
a partner in Indias growth story. Women are also more likely to
And once again assure you of our reinvest their income back in their
whole-hearted support, Modi said families and communities, she said.
while inaugurating the 2017 Global She also lauded Prime Minister
Entrepreneurship Summit here. Narendra Modi for his belief that
The event, being co-hosted "My progress of humanity is incomplete
here by the US and India, government without the empowerment of women.
is being attended by understands that Just consider, if India closes the
1,500 entrepreneurs, an environment of ranking in the recently improved this further, environment needs to be stable from labour force gender gap by half, your
investors and eco-system transparent policies and a World Banks Ease preventing wilful defaulters from the macro-economic perspective. We economy could grow by over $150
supporters from 159 rule of law providing a of Doing business bidding for stressed assets, he said. have succeeded in containing the billion in the next three years, she
countries. Modi told level-playing field Report from 142 Touching on demonetisation, the fiscal and current account deficits said.
young entrepreneurs from are necessary for to 100 in three Prime Minister said tough measures and curbing inflation. Our foreign Noting that this is the first
India that each of them entrepreneurship to years was a result of have been adopted to tackle the exchange reserves have crossed USD time India has hosted the Global
has something valuable to flourish." this. My government parallel economy, check tax evasion 400 billion and we continue to attract Entrepreneurship Summit, Ivanka
contribute towards creating understands that an and control black money. large foreign capital flows, he said. said it is a symbol of the strengthened
a New India by 2022. You are environment of transparent Our efforts have been recognised Speaking before the prime friendship between our two peoples,
vehicles of change and instruments policies and a rule of law providing a by Moodys recent upgrade of Indias minister, Ivanka, who is also the US and the growing economic and
of Indias transformation. level-playing field are necessary for government bond ratings. This Presidents Adviser, said: When it security partnership between our two
My government understands entrepreneurship to flourish. upgrade comes after a gap of almost comes to equitable laws, while many nations.
that an environment of transparent A historic overhaul of the 14 years. developed and developing countries Complimenting India for being
policies and a rule of law providing a taxation system has been recently India, he said, has improved its have made tremendous strides, there one of the fastest growing economies
level-playing field are necessary for undertaken, bringing in the Goods rank from 54 in 2014 to 35 on the is still much work to be done. globally, lifting millions out of
entrepreneurship to flourish. and Services Tax across the country. World Banks Logistics Performance She said in some countries, women poverty and for the progress achieved
Listing various steps taken by his Our Insolvency and Bankruptcy Index. This signifies the relative ease are not allowed to own property, in science and technology, Trump
government in the last over three Code introduced in 2016 is a step and efficiency with which products travel freely, or work without the said: The people of India inspire us
years in improving the business towards ensuring timely resolution can be moved into and from a consent of their husbands. In some all.
climate, Modi said the jump in Indias for stressed ventures. We have country. An investment-friendly other countries, the cultural and

India to be Country of Honour at prestigious Abu Dhabi Festival 2018

n a significant honour, India of more than 500 international
has been declared as the Guest artistes and 40 composers from 30
of Honour country for the countries.
prestigious 15th Abu Dhabi Festival Indian Artists of eminence will
(ADF), a month-long festival participate in the event. The India-
celebrating art and culture, to be held related events will include workshops
in March 2018 in Abu Dhabi. It will by Gilles Chuyen, who has been
see performances by The Merchants trained in France in Folk, Modern
of Bollywood an Indian theatrical Ballet and Contemporary dance
extravaganza, We The Living, a styles and as choreographer and
classical Indian dance inspired by works extensively with Bollywood;
Rumis The Human Being by the and Collaboration between Rajeev
Tanusree Shankar Dance Academy Kumar and UAEs Mohammed
and sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Mandi, both eminent calligraphists,
Ali Khan. The announcement of from India and UAE respectively.
India being the Guest of Honour Umm AL Emarat Park will
country was made at a packed press showcase The Raghu Dixit Project,
conference at the Emirates Palace one of Indias most exciting live acts
Auditorium on Monday, according to with some of the finest musicians. made in UAE has principally
a UAE Embassy press release. Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador been directed toward the
The Festival will be held under to the UAE, said: It is a matter of Indian community. By
the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan pride that India has been chosen as collaborating with
Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister the Guest of Honour for the 2018 ADF 2018 we hope to
of Tolerance. edition of Abu Dhabi Festival. We supplement these efforts
The selection of India as Guest of look forward to working closely with to take Indian culture
Honour country is significant as 2018 Her Excellency Huda AlKhamis- mainstream and make
is being celebrated as the Year of Kanoo and her team to bring some of sure that there is a much
Zayed, to mark the birth centenary the finest elements of Indian culture better understanding of an
of Sheikh Zayed, the founding father to the arts loving people of Abu India beyond Bollywood.
of the UAE and the countrys first Dhabi. That is why the focus is on
President. He said the cultural effort that showcasing some of Indias
ADF 2018 will see the participation India or the Indian community has magnificent diversity.
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India, Singapore join hands for NEWS in BRIEF

enhanced maritime security
India 7th target country for Web
Application Attacks
ith the digitisation drive gaining momentum, India has been
ranked seventh on the list of target countries for Web Application
Attacks globally in the third quarter this year, indicating an
urgent need to beef up application and infrastructure security in the country,
a new report said on Wednesday, November 28.
When it comes to cyber attacks originating from a country, India saw a
drop from the fifth spot in the second quarter to being seventh as the number
of attacks also grew significantly more than 20 million attacks were
New Delhi- Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen issue a press statement after
sourced from the country said the "State of the Internet Q3 2017 Security
holding bilateral talks in New Delhi on Nov 29, 2017

Report" by content delivery network Akamai.
ingapore Defence Minister logistics support. The bilateral naval imports transit through the Strait of
According to the World Bank, India has 10,350 secured servers which,
Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday agreement has provision for mutual Malacca, while almost 40 per cent of
when put against a user base of 462 million Internet users, is a clear indication
said he will encourage logistics support. We will exercise India-bound ships also pass through
of the need for better infrastructure to be able to support the data surge.
Indian naval ships to visit Changi and patrol in your waters as you do this strait. A joint statement issued
The report found that the number of web application attacks in Q3 2017
Naval Base in Singapore, close to the in ours. We will try to economise and by the two countries said the India-
support each other, he said. Singapore Bilateral Naval Agreement increased 69 per cent in total from the same time last year.
South China Sea, more often, as the
two countries vowed to strengthen The Singapore minister called would lead to increased cooperation Over the last year, a 217 per cent increase in attacks sourcing from the
defence ties and signed an agreement for more activities in the Andaman in maritime security, joint exercises US was seen, with an increase of 48 per cent in the last quarter as compared
on naval cooperation. Sea and the Strait of Malacca which and temporary deployments. to the prior one. Evaluation of the Mirai botnet and WireX malware attacks
The Changi Naval base is located is one of the most important trade Sitharaman, in the bilateral suggest that attackers may leverage Internet of Things (IoT) and Android
along the Singapore Strait, which routes and the main shipping channel meeting, called for institutionalising devices to build future botnet armies, the report pointed out.
through the Karimata Strait leads
to the South China Sea, an area
between the Indian Ocean and the
Pacific Ocean.
naval engagements in the shared
maritime space, including setting up
Kovind pays tribute to Tagore,
witnessing escalating tension with I think I speak on behalf of both maritime exercises with like-minded Subhas Bose
China claiming almost 80 per cent of countries...we want to see more countries and other Asean partners. resident Ram Nath
the waters as its territory. participation and activity in both Welcoming the proposal, Ng Kovind on Wednesday,
Speaking at a joint press Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea, said an institutionalised mechanism November 28, visited
conference after holding the second would lead to more bilateral and the residences of Noble laureate
Singapore-India Defence Ministers "India and Singapore multilateral maritime exchanges, Rabindranath Tagore and
Dialogue here, Defence Minister remain strongly especially in Indias waters as well as freedom fighter Netaji Subhas
Nirmala Sitharaman and her committed to tackling Strait of Malacca, Indian Ocean and Chandra Bose here and paid his
Singapore counterpart stressed on Andaman sea. tributes to the two statesmen.
ensuring freedom of navigation, and
trans-national security The two sides reaffirmed the On the second day of his
maintaining international rule of law. threats, in particular importance of freedom of navigation maiden visit to West Bengal
In response to a question on the menace posed by and trade consistent with international after taking over as President, Kovind, accompanied by Governor Keshri
whether Singapore would allow international terrorism." laws. This comes in the backdrop of Nath Tripathi, went to Tagore's abode in north Kolkata.
operational turnaround to Indian Chinas increased aggression in the "Went to pay respects to Gurudev Rabindranath. Was honoured to visit
naval ships at their naval base, Ng he said. South China Sea and the increased the birthplace of composer of our National Anthem. He remains one of our
said: I would respond categorically Almost half of the worlds total presence of Chinese naval ships and country's foremost cultural icons," Kovind tweeted.
-- I would not just be comfortable, I annual seaborne trade by volume submarines in the Indian Ocean. The President also visited Netaji Bhawan in south Kolkata to pay tribute
would encourage the Indian Navy to passes through the Malacca Strait, India and Singapore remain to Bose where he was presented a book on the Indian National Army chief by
visit Changi Naval Base more often. and earlier this year India deployed a strongly committed to tackling trans- author, social worker, ex-MP and Netaji's niece-in-law Krishna Bose.
Ng said a bilateral naval agreement naval ship west to the strait. Around national security threats, in particular Kovind said he was moved by the aura of Netaji's sacrifice and dedication
signed by the two countries on 80 per cent of Chinas oil imports the menace posed by international to the country. "...Netaji is cherished, remembered and missed to this day all
Wednesday has provision for and 11 per cent of natural gas terrorism, Sitharaman said. over the country."

India eyes one rocket launch a month in 2018 India, Italy sign MoU on health
I cooperation
ndia plans to have at least one country in view of the missions," Kumar said the work onArealising

rocket launch every month he told media on the sidelines of the the satellite was in full swing. The
ndia and Italy on Wednesday inked an MoU to enhance cooperation in the
in 2018 from its spaceport at inauguration of a Gallery on Space launch is likely to take place by the
Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh to Technology at the Visvesvaraya first quarter of 2018. health sector, including establishing a comprehensive inter-ministerial
deploy satellites in orbit, said a top Industrial and Technological Meanwhile, the state-run ISRO is and inter-institutional cooperation in the field, an official statement said.
space official. Museum. also expected to fly 600kg spacecraft The MoU was signed by Health Minister J. P. Nadda and his visiting
"We are planning to have at least ISRO was given a budget of about designed by TeamIndus on its Polar Italian counterpart Beatrice Lorenzin.
one launch mission a month in 2018 Rs 9,000 crore for 2017-18.A Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) A Health Ministry statement said that the main areas of cooperation will be
to deploy satellites in the earth's The first of the missions ahead is before March 31, 2018, for the city- exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals
orbit for various applications," said likely to be the launch of Cartosat- based firm to win the Google Lunar and by assistance in development of human resources and setting up of
Indian Space Research Organisation 2E remote-sensing spacecraft along XPRIZE. health care facilities.
(ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar. with 28 nano and micro-satellites "There are still a lot of discussions "The other areas also include short term training of human resources in
"For 2018-19 and 2019-20 in early January if delayed from that are going on with TeamIndus health, regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics and
financial years, we are looking to December end. regarding the launch," the ISRO exchange of information thereon and promotion of business development
receive increased budgets from the On Chandrayan-2 mission, Kiran chief said. opportunities in pharmaceuticals," it said.

India, Afghanistan enjoy age-old ties: Culture Minister

ighlighting the common the Indian Council for Cultural Emphasising the partnership being
values shared by India Relations. Afghanistan's Minister of extended by India to the people of
and Afghanistan, Culture Culture and Information, M. Rasool Afghanistan, the minister added
Minister Mahesh Sharma on Bawari, was also present at the event. that restoration of Afghan cultural
Wednesday, November 28, said the Sharma said while exponents heritage and strengthening its cultural
two countries enjoy age-old cultural of Afghan classical music such as institutions has been an important
and civilisational ties. "Ustad Sarahang were trained in the part of "our support in reconstruction
"Four Gurudwaras and the two Patiala Gharana, the popular Indian of Afghanistan".
temples in Kabul itself are testament music of Bollywood resonates in "The restoration of Storay palace
to the tolerant and diverse society Afghan homes". in Kabul and support to the Afghan
of Afghanistan.
Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma addresses during the inauguration of India-
"The central Bamyan province National Institute of Music are a few
Afghan Cultural Festival in New Delhi on Nov 29, 2017. Also seen Afghan Culture
"There is deep-rooted linkages in and Information Minister Moh. Rasool Bawari and Afghan Ambassador to India of Afghanistan is an epitome of our such examples," he noted.
the fields of music, art, architecture, Shaida Mohammad Abdali. shared Buddhist heritage. The festival is an unique event
language, and cuisine constitute an Sharma was speaking at the jointly organised by the Government Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore's and will bring out the commonalities
important bond of friendship between inaugural event of a three-day India- and Embassy of Afghanistan along 'Kabuliwala' has connected between the two countries through
the people of the two countries," the Afghan Cultural Festival being with the Government of India and Indians with the honest and art, handicrafts, dance, music.
minister said. large-hearted Afghans."
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Former statesman editor Republican Hindu Coalition-backed

candidate to challenge Indian
Sunanda Datta-Ray receives American Congressman

Lifetime Achievement award A

candidate backed by the
Republican Hindu Coalition
(RHC) has announced she
wants to challenge Indian American
Democratic Congressman Raja
Krishnamoorthi when he is up for re-
election in 2018.
But Vandana Jhingan is herself
being challenged by another Indian
American, Jitendra Diganvker,
for the Republican Partys ticket
in the House of Representatives
constituency in Chicago suburbs.
In the election system of Illinois Illinois- Indian American Raja
state, candidates will first have to
win a primary election in which party candidates in their respective partys
members elect their partys candidate primaries. In the constituency known
to run in the general election. as Illinois District eight whites make
Therefore, Jhingan or Diganvker up 70 per cent of the population and
will have to win the Republican only 12 per cent is Asian, a category
primary to be held in March 2018 that includes Indians.
Indian High Commissioner Yash Sinha, Indian Minister Nitin Gadkari, and IJA Europe president Ashis Ray conferred the 2017 IJA
Lifetime Achievement Award to former editor of The Statesman Sunanda Datta-Ray.
to run against Krishnamoorthi in the Krishnamoorthi is the first non-

November election. white person to be elected from there.
unanda Datta-Ray, former IJA executive committee. Previous and Ashis Ray, president of IJA The terms of representatives is Jhingans announcement said that
editor of The Statesman, winners include S. Nihal Singh, also Europe, were present. only two years in the US, requiring her candidacy is supported by the
was conferred the 2017 an erstwhile editor of The Statesman, IJA was founded on May 19, Krishnamoorthi, who was elected for RHC.
IJA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the late Sir Charles Wheeler, 1947 and is commemorating its 70th the first time in November 2016 to While Donald Trump was
instituted by the Indian Journalists BBC correspondent in India. anniversary this year. run for reelection in 2018. campaigning for President in
Association in Europe. Datta-Ray was editor of The The award ceremony was a Krishnamoorthi is one of four 2016, he attended an election rally
The IJA award goes to either an Statesman at a time when this paper Indian-Americans in the House organised for him by the RHC - the
culmination of several events,
Indian foreign correspondent who was the leading daily in eastern India of Representatives, all of them first time a presidential candidate
which began with Indian Finance
has worked out of Britain or a British as well as much respected in Delhi. Democrats. Kamala Harris, the sole reached out to the Indian community.
Minister Arun Jaitley launching the Senator of Indian descent, is also a Republican party fundraiser Shalabh
foreign correspondent who has He was thereafter editorial consultant
celebration, an Indian Independence Democrat. Kumar, who with his wife contributed
worked out of India. to The Straits Times of Singapore.
The award was conferred at a He has also contributed extensively Day dinner at which British Foreign Krishnamoorthi filed his papers over $1 million to Trumps election
dinner in London on Monday night. to the International Herald Tribune. Secretary Boris Johnson was the on Monday for the Democratic Party campaign in 2016, is the chairman of
chief guest and finally the dinner on primary. Jhingan announced her the RHC.
Datta-Ray worked as the London Among his books is Looking East
Monday attended by Gadkari and intentions to run in the Republican In addition he gave $1 million
correspondent of The Statesman as to Look West: Lee Kuan Yews
primary over the weekend and to Trumps inauguration festivities
well as the India correspondent of Mission India. the British Secretary of State for
Diganvker earlier in November. around his January swearing-in,
The Observer. Indian High Commissioner Yash Transport Chris Grayling, according All of them may face other according to The Fiscal Times.
He was a unanimous choice of the Sinha, Indian Minister Nitin Gadkari, to an IJA release.

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Prince Harry uses Princess

Facebook may soon ask
you to upload your photo

Dianas legacy for engagement

for security

o strengethen security for

its over two billion users,
here was something old Prince Harry said. The couple dated Facebook may soon ask them
and something new in the for about a year and a half before to upload a photo that clearly shows
ring Meghan Markle, the becoming engaged in November. their face to prove that they are not
American actress, wore when she Just weeks into their relationship, a bot.
and Prince Harry announced their Prince Harry invited Markle on a According to Wired.com on
engagement. five-day trip to Botswana, New York Wednesday, the social media giant
The ring, which the prince himself Times reported. is using a new kind of captcha -- a
designed, bore three glittering Then we were really by ourselves,
type of challenge-response test used
diamonds: a central stone from which was crucial to me, he said
in computing to determine whether
Botswana and two others from the during the interview.
or not the user is human -- to verify
collection of the Harrys mother, The Prince, 33, and Markle,
whether a user is a real person or just
Princess Diana, who died in 1997, 36, appeared for photographers at
the couple said. Kensington Palaces Sunken Garden a bot.
Its incredibly special to be able on Monday shortly after announcing A screenshot of the identity test
to have this, which sort of links the engagement. shared on Twitter read: Please
where you come from and Botswana, The ring was made by Cleave and upload a photo of yourself that
which is important to us, and its Company, official jewellers to Queen clearly shows your face. Well check
perfect, Markle said to Prince Elizabeth II. The companys director it and then permanently delete it from
Harry during the interview.The ring said in a statement that it was greatly our servers.
is yellow gold, Markles favourite, honoured to have been of service. Facebook later confirmed to

Prince William hilariously responds

Wired.com, saying the photo test
was intended to help us catch
to his brother Harrys engagement suspicious activity at various points

of interaction on the site, including
rince William has taken a ahead of them and I think theyre
creating an account, sending Friend
hilarious dig at Prince Harry, very caught up in the moment and
requests, setting up ads payments,
proving that while they might I wish them all the happiness and
and creating or editing ads. A
be of royal blood, theyre also just a success in planning the wedding. I
Facebook spokesperson was quoted
normal pair of brothers. hope it goes really well, he said.
as saying that the photo test is one of
On an official visit to Finland, Kensington Palace has already
several methods, both automated and
the Duke of Cambridge revealed revealedthe first details of plans for
manual, used to detect suspicious
how happy he was about Harry and the big royal wedding, following
Meghan Markles engagement, and Harry and Meghans whirlwind
The process is automated,
wished them all the happiness in this 18-month romance.
including identifying suspicious
very exciting time. But William also The ceremony will be held in
activity and checking the photo. To
couldnt resist teasing his brother. May at St Georges Chapel in
determine if the account is authentic,
For me personally, I hope it Windsor Castle, one of the Queens
Facebook looks at whether the photo
means he stays out of my fridge and residences, after she granted the
is unique, the report said.
will stop scrounging my food, which happy couple special permission.
Further, users were locked out of
hes done for the last few years, he A palace spokesman said Prince
their accounts while the photo was
told the press. The royal pair have Harry and Ms Markle had regularly
being verified.
lived in close quarters for years, with spent time at the castle over their
A message said: You Cant Log
William and his family residing in courtship.
In Right Now. Well get in touch
Kensington Palace apartment next They are grateful to the Queen
with you after weve reviewed your
door to Harrys Nottingham Cottage. for granting permission for the use
photo. Youll now be logged out of
The Duke was clearly excited for of the chapel, he said. Prince Harry
Facebook as a security precaution.
his brother, reflecting on his own and Ms Markle are delighted that the
Facebook users who suspect their
2010 engagement to Kate Middleton beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle
account has been compromised can
and the fantastic process. will be where they begin their lives
go to Facebook.com/hacked.
Theyve got a lot of happy times together as a married couple.

Pesident Trump to impose additional Pope preaches forgiveness in landmark

sanctions on North Korea
mass for Myanmar Catholics
S President Donald Trump ready to roll those out. The White

has said additional major House said in a statement about ope Francis spread a message
sanctions will be imposed Trumps phone conversation with of forgiveness in a historic
on North Korea, after Pyongyang Xi that the US leader made clear open-air mass before a
on Wednesday carried out an the determination of the United sea of worshippers in Yangon on
intercontinental ballistic missile States to defend ourselves and our Wednesday, during a visit to conflict-
(ICBM) test. allies... (and) emphasized the need torn Myanmar that has been framed
The US President said on Twitter for China to use all available levers so far by his public sidestepping of
on Wednesday that he had spoken to convince North Korea to end its the Rohingya crisis.
with Chinese President Xi Jinping provocations and return to the path Ranks of nuns sang in Latin,
about the provocative actions of of denuclearization. accompanied by organ music, as
North Korea. Additional major On early Wednesday, Pyongyang Francis making the first papal
sanctions will be imposed on North test-fired an ICBM that travelled visit to the mainly Buddhist
Korea today. This situation will be around 1,000 km before plunging nation delivered a homily urging Pope Francis (L) attends a meeting with Bhaddanta Kumarabhivasma (front R),
handled! Trump offered no further into the Sea of Japan. compassion, opening his speech with chairman of state Sanga Maha Nayaka Committee, and Buddhist monks in Yangon

details, Efe news reported. The North Korean regime said that minglabar, Burmese for hello. on November 29, 2017.
I can see that the Church here one of Myanmars conflict-riddled an outcry from the international
The announcement comes a few its new ICBM the Hwasong-15
is alive, he said of a Catholic borderlands, where minority groups community over the plight of its
hours before an urgent meeting of the was successfully tested and that it is
community numbering around have long been marginalised by the Rohingya Muslim minority, who
UN Security Council to analyse the capable of carrying a large nuclear
700,000 -- a tiny fraction of the Buddhist-dominated state. have been driven to Bangladesh in
situation, a session requested by the warhead and reaching any target
countrys 51 million people. In his homily, the pontiff noted huge numbers.
US, South Korea and Japan. within the continental US. He held private talks with both
Earlier, Francis smiled and waved that many Myanmar people bear
However, Secretary of State Rex as he moved through the estimated the wounds of violence, wounds both civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Tillerson suggested shortly after 150,000 faithful in his popemobile. visible and invisible. and the powerful army chief Min
that that the sanctions could be Many worshippers held Myanmar But he urged his audience to forgo Aung Hlaing, who are part of a
unilaterally imposed by the US. flags and wore colourful costume anger and respond with forgiveness delicate power-sharing arrangement
Tillerson said that the US has from the countrys myriad ethnic and compassion. The pope is set to as the country emerges from decades
a long list of additional potential groups. hold a meeting with Buddhist leaders of junta rule. Francis avoided
sanctions, some of which involve I never dreamed I would see later Wednesday, on a visit that has mentioning the crisis -- or the
potential financial institutions, and him in my lifetime, said Meo, strong political as well as religious Rohingya -- directly in a speech in
the Treasury Department will be an 81-year-old from the Akha overtones. the countrys capital Naypyidaw on
announcing those when theyre minority in Shan state. Like many The pontiff arrived on Monday Tuesday, calling simply for respect
others at the mass she hails from in a country on the defensive after for rights and justice.
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England going to come back NEWS in BRIEF

better, stronger: Lyon New Zealands Southee to miss
ustralia off-spinner Nathan

opening Test vs Windies

Lyon on Wednesday,
November 28, cautioned his
teammates against complacency as
they prepare to host England for the N ew Zealand will miss the services of experienced paceman Tim Southee
and has brought in Lockie Ferguson as a cover for the first cricket Test
against the West Indies, starting at the Basin Reserve here on Friday.
historic day-night second Ashes Test
at the Adelaide Oval from Saturday, Southee is expecting the birth of his child. The other notable additions to
December 2. the squad include uncapped wicketkeeper Tom Blundell, who is set to make
Lyon said Australia was bracing for his debut replacing injured B.J. Watling along with batsman George Worker.
a brave fightback from the tourists, Obviously there are things more important than cricket and we support
who were hammered by 10 wickets Tim and his decision to stay with his family right now, Black Caps selector
in the Ashes opener in Brisbane. Gavin Larsen said.
We respect the English, we know George will join the Test squad for the first time on the back of his form
theyre going to come back bigger in first class cricket over the past couple of seasons.
and better and stronger ... its not Worker has not yet represented New Zealand in Tests, but has played six
going to be a walk in the park, Lyon limited overs international matches. He made his debut in a T20 International
told reporters here. against Zimbabwe in October 2015.
One of the dangerous little
periods is when teams are far down
Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar exude
or in turmoil if you want to call it that confidence over 2018 FIFA World Cup

-- I dont think they are. Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon tar footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar on
If you dont respect a team, thats Wednesday said their team is ready to face any nation in the 2018
when they can come back and bite Lyon, a veteran of 70 Tests created a of the attack. Name of the game is to FIFA World Cup in Russia.
you. We cant sit on our hands and firestorm ahead of the first Test with take wickets and score runs, so no The final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is slated to take place
just think its going to happen again. his controversial end careers barb doubt England will come prepared on December 1 at Moscow.
We have just got to go out there but the tweaker refused to admit that and theyll have a different plan for Im relaxed because, although some teams are stronger than others, all
and prepare the way the Australian he had spooked the tourists. me compared to what they did in the the groups will be balanced. Im calm because I know that, when the time
team prepares and make sure come Its a game of cricket, I dont first Test, he added. comes, the team will be ready, the Portuguese was quoted as saying by
day one of this Test match, were think I spooked anyone, he said. Australia lead the five-match FIFA. Whoever were drawn against, we have to win, no matter what,
firing and hopefully carrying on from I like it when opposition guys try Ashes rubber 1-0. Ronaldo added.
to attack me and try to whack me out Messi said: Ill be following it, so long as we dont have training or a
where we left off in Brissy, he added.
match. I believe that were ready to take on anyone, Neymar said.

Windies target Williamson, Taylor to end Were going to put some popcorn in the microwave, and call family
and friends. Everyone will have a keen eye on the television, the

22-year New Zealand drought

Brazilian added.

2018 FIFA World Cup's official

T poster unveiled
he West Indies harbour hopes

of their first away win over
New Zealand in 22 years he famed Moscow Metro on Tuesday
as the loss of Tim Southee and BJ saw the unveiling of the 2018 FIFA
Watling put pressure on the Blacks World Cup's official poster, with
Capsahead of Friday's first Test in legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin
Wellington. featuring centrally in it. For the 2018 issue of
Without strike bowler Southee, the Official Poster, renowned Russian artist
and a lack of experience among the Igor Gurovich chose Yashin as a central figure
New Zealand middle order batsmen, of his work, FIFA said in its website.
West Indies captain Jason Holder "The Official Poster of the 2018 FIFA
World Cup is a true reflection of Russia's
sees the key to success as the swift
artistic and football heritage," commented
removal of senior batsmen Kane
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura. We
Williamson and Ross Taylor.
are very proud of this beautiful landmark
New Zealand are returning
"Everyone asset that portrays such an important
to the Test arena after an
gets a bit icon and celebrates the coming tournament
eight-month break while
excited about that. I on Russian soil."
the battle-hardened West always think it's a bowl Kane Williamson with Ross Taylor
The Chairman of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee Vitaly
Indies are coming off a first up here anyway
Mutko said: "It was very important for us to portray Russia as the Host
2-1 series loss to England, but it's always a good that. I always think With Watling out of contention
it's a bowl first up here and a middle order of Henry Country in the Official Poster.
including a dramatic victory cricket wicket." anyway but it's always a Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Colin de "That's why we chose Lev Yashin, a symbol of Russian football, as the main
at Headingley, and a 1-0 win
good cricket wicket." Grandhomme and Blundell having figure. I'm sure that the poster will become one of the most memorable symbols
over Zimbabwe.
Unlike the West Indies, who only 35 Tests and 48 innings among of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and that fans and participants alike will
"We've been on the road together approve of it." Yashin played in four FIFA World Cups 1958, 1962, 1966 and
for a while (and) we're doing some have had a recent diet of Test cricket, them, the West Indies quicks will be
New Zealand are fresh from a limited keen to make early inroads. 1970 and remains the only goalkeeper in the history of football to win the
good things but we need to be
overs series in India and have not Holder said they will be Ballon d'Or.
pushing the consistency button
more to keep heading in that upward worn their whites since the 1-0 series
loss to South Africa in March.
formulating plans to remove
Williamson and Taylor cheaply.
Punjab to get world-class football
direction," Holder said.
New Zealand have delayed Openers Jeet Raval and Tom "We know the calibre player both

making a decision on whether Lockie Latham did play for New Zealand of them are. K's premier Southhall Football Club will jointly set up an
Ferguson, with his extreme pace, A in the West Indies warm-up match "It's just a matter of us being patient international level football academy with Cordia Institutes at its
or the consistent Matt Henry will with Raval's unbeaten 32 in the and sticking to our plans. Over the campus at Sanghol in Punjab. Cordia Institutes Chairman Diljit
replace the 57-Test new-ball bowler second innings their best score. next few days, we'll sit down and Rana said that the objective was to build a world class academy with
Southee, who will miss the Test due Ferguson, who could replace have some discussion around those facilities comparable to the very best in the world.
to the impending birth of his second Southee, used his pace to worry the two players," he said. "Sports is the only medium through which we can engage our youth not
child. Tom Blundell has already West Indies with figures of five for "I think they're their main players, only to lead a healthy life but also in encouraging them to stay away from
been confirmed to make his debut as 67 and two for 24. but you can't rule out a guy like Tom anti-social activities," he said.
wicketkeeper with Watling failing to The tourists dominated the first Latham. He's done well in the past The academy is proposed to be set up at Sanghol in Fatehgarh Sahib
recover from a thigh injury. two days of that match, posting 451 for New Zealand and he's carrying district. Spread over 10 acres, the club will offer sports facilities of high
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson for nine declared when they batted some current form as well." standards. According to the proposal, the academy would recruit the best
expects whoever wins the toss at the first, with Shai Hope posting 110 The West Indies have not tasted a talent from across India at under 11 years level to build a core group of the
Basin Reserve to bowl. while Sunil Ambris, pushing for his Test victory in New Zealand since most talented players for the future of the India national team.
"Same as always," he said when first Test selection, made 157. February 1995 when they won by A former footballer who played for East London Club, Tommy Taylor
viewing a wicket that was greenish But in their second innings they an innings and 322 runs at the Basin would head the academy.
were rolled for 186 with Kraigg Reserve on the back of a 660 for five "By building footballing skills and competence from the ground up over
on Wednesday but expected to brown
Braithwaite's unbeaten 88 the only declared first innings headed by Brian a number of years, India should take its rightful place at the top table of the
off before the Test begins.
score of note. Lara (147) and Jimmy Adams(151). footballing elite on a sustainable basis," Rana said.
"Everyone gets a bit excited about
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Go boho chic with Art

Deco jewellery
roject your artsy side with boho-inspired Art Deco style look," said Poonawalla.
jewellery, say experts. Travel back in time and indulge Bracelets are a must-have for this kind of style.
in the distinct vintage styles of every prominent era. Art "Add a beautiful rose gold bracelet inspired by the Art Deco
Deco is a style that emerged in 1925. Geometrics play a big part buildings that adorn the skylines of Mumbai that symbolise
in the Art Deco look. the glory of the city," said designer Chetan Sharma from
"The main aim is to create a harmony between the modern CaratLane. Boho chic clothing comes in many patterns - floral
and vintage elements. This harmony leads to what we call the and avant-garde-style accents are popular, as are checks and
bohemian look," designer Delna Poonawalla said. ethnic-inspired prints.
Designer Sumanpreet Kaur from CaratLane suggests a pair "If you do experiment with fun patterns, be sure to pair
of Art Deco earrings or even a ring to instantly glam up your them with relatively neutral items such as a bracelet or an Art
outfit. Deco ring for an interesting and balanced look," said Kaur.
"Bold contrasts work great for boho chic looks. Keep your Accessorising with fringes, floral prints, nature related prints,
look minimalistic by adding a pair of bold earrings with an off pom poms, printed embroidery on denims or in the form of
shoulder top and a long ruffled skirt and let your earrings do patches works well to add in to your look, says Poonawalla.
the talking. Feather hair accessories can instantly amp your

Babies can infer motivations of others much
earlier than thought
ven a 10-month-old infant few words," Tenenbaum said.
can tell how badly you want Previous research had shown that
something by observing how adults and older children can infer
hard you work to achieve it, says someone's motivations by observing
new study that suggests that we learn how much effort that person exerts
to infer motivations of others much toward obtaining a goal.
earlier than previously thought. The new study wanted to learn
The ability to assess how much more about how and when this ability
someone values a particular goal develops.
requires integrating information In the experiment, the researchers
about both the costs of obtaining a showed 10-month-old infants
goal and the benefit gained by the animated videos in which an "agent,"
person seeking it. a cartoon character shaped like a
The study published online in the bouncing ball, tries to reach a certain
journal Science also suggests that goal (another cartoon character).
babies acquire very early an intuition In one of the videos, the agent has
about how people make decisions. to leap over walls of varying height
"This study is an important step to reach the goal.
in trying to understand the roots First, the babies saw the agent
of common-sense understanding jump over a low wall and then refuse
of other people's actions," said to jump over a medium-height wall. The new study wanted to learn more about how and when this ability develops
study co-author Josh Tenenbaum, Next, the agent jumped over
Professor at Massachusetts Institute the medium-height wall to reach a assume the agent would choose the choosing the first goal, infants looked agent chose the thing it had exerted
of Technology (MIT) in the US. different goal, but refused to jump second goal, because the agent had at the scene longer, indicating that less effort for, showing that they
"It shows quite strikingly that in over a high wall to reach that goal. worked harder to reach that goal in they were surprised by that outcome. infer the amount of value that agents
some sense, the basic math that is The babies were then shown the video seen earlier. Length of looking time is place on goals from the amount of
at the heart of how economists think a scene in which the agent could The researchers found that commonly used to measure surprise effort that they take toward these
about rational choice is very intuitive choose between the two goals, with 10-month-olds also reached this in studies of infants. goals," lead author of the study Shari
to babies who don't know math, don't no obstacles in the way. conclusion. "Across our experiments, we found Liu, a graduate student at Harvard
speak, and can barely understand a An adult or older child would When the agent was shown that babies looked longer when the University, said.

11 health benefits of broccoli

The Indian Weekender Friday, December 1, 2017

roccoli is known to be a lessen the impact of allergy-related recycle the vitamin C efficiently. 6. Heart health:The anti- This means that the body gets rids of
hearty and tasty vegetable substances on our body. Broccoli It is also enriched with carotenoids inflammatory properties of unwanted contaminants.
which is rich in dozens of even has significant amounts of lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene and sulforaphane, one of the Broccoli also contains
nutrients. It is said to pack the most omega 3 fatty acids, which are other power packed antioxidants. isothiocyanates (ITCs) in broccoli, isothiocyanates, which help in the
nutritional punch of any vegetable. well known as anti-inflammatory. 5. Bone health:Broccoli contains may be able to prevent (or even detox process at the genetic level.
When we think about green Along with this, broccoli can also high levels of both reverse) some of the damage to 9. Skin care:Skin care not only
vegetables to include in our help people suffering calcium blood vessel linings that can be includes glow, but also its immunity.
diet,broccoliis one of the foremost from arthritis as and caused by inflammation due to Since broccoli is a powerhouse
veggies to come to our mind. Coming chronic blood sugar problems. of antioxidants and nutrients like
from the cabbage family, broccoli Broccoli is great for heart health vitamin C and minerals such
can be categorized as an edible green as it contains fibers, fatty acids and copper and zinc, broccoli helps in
plant. Here are some of the benefits vitamins that help regulating blood maintaining a healthy skin.
of broccoli: pressure in the body. This also helps This means it also protects the skin
1.Cancerprevention:Broccoli in reducing bad cholesterol, hence from getting infections as well as
shares cancer fighting and immune leading to a healthy heart. Broccoli keep the natural glow of your skin.
boosting properties with other helps protecting blood vessels from Broccoli is full of vitamin K, amino
cruciferous vegetables such as damaging as well. acids and folates, making it ideal for
cauliflower, Brussels sprouts 7. Diet aid:Broccoli is a good maintaining healthy skin immunity.
and cabbage. Broccoli contains carb and is high in fiber, which aids 10. Eye care: Broccoli
properties that depletes estrogens in digestion, prevents constipation, contains beta-carotene, vitamin A,
which usually cause cancer in the maintains low blood sugar, and curbs phosphorous and other vitamins such
body. Research shows that broccoli overeating. Along with this, broccoli B complex, vitamin C and E. All
is extremely suitable for preventing is also great for weight loss because these rich nutrients are great for eye
breast and uterus cancer. it is rich in fiber. It is an ideal green health as these help in protecting the
2.Cholesterolreduction:Like vegetable to include in your salads eyes against mascular degeneration,
many whole foods, broccoli is and completing your five coloured cataract and even repairs damage
packed with soluble fiber that draws vegetables everyday. done by harmful radiations we go
cholesterol out of your body. This is In addition to this, broccoli also through by being constantly on our
because the fiber in broccoli helps broccoli contains proteins, making it suitable phones or being in front of a screen.
bind with bile acids in the digestive contains sulforaphane, a for vegetarians that are otherwise 11. Anti-ageing:Since broccoli is
tract. chemical that blocks the enzymes not able to complete their protein enriched with vitamin C, which has
This makes excreting cholesterol that can cause joint destruction and vitamin K, both of which are requirement. numerous antioxidant properties,
out of our body easy. According to hence lead to inflammation. important for bone health and 8. Detoxification:Since broccoli it is great for anti-ageing. This is
a research by the Institute of Food 4. Powerful antioxidant:Broccoli prevention of osteoporosis. Along is rich in fiber, it can help get rid of because antioxidants help fight the
Research, a particular variety of contains antioxidants that can with calcium, broccoli is also full of toxins through the digestive tract. free radicals responsible for ageing.
broccoli can help reduce the blood help the body in a variety of ways. other nutrients like magnesium, zinc Other than this, broccoli is also full These free radicals often damage
LDL-cholesterol levels by 6 per cent. Broccoli is deeply concentrated and phosphorous. Because of these of antioxidants that help in overall the skin. Eating broccoli regularly
with vitamin C, making it great for properties, broccoli is extremely detoxification of the body. Broccoi helps in reducing fine lines, wrinkles,
3. Reducing allergic reaction
immunity. Other than this, broccoli suitable for children, elderly and includes special phytonutrients that skin issues like acne and even
and inflammation: Research has
also contains flavonoids which help lactating mothers. help in the bodys detox process. pigmentation.
shown the ability of kaempferol to

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Vegetable Korma
A medley of vegetables in mild
creamy sauce
Introduction: cup capsicum, Add
cut into bite-size co co nu t
The goodness of the vegetables is the star
chunks cream and
of this preparation. Seasonal veggies are
chopped into bite-size chunks and tossed tsp cumin seeds kasuri methi and stir
together to make a colourful creation. 2 medium onions, chopped for 5 well again.. Cover and cook
Traditionally, korma dishes were slow- 1 tsp garlic paste minutes, drain in a for a few minutes to heat through.
1 tsp ginger paste colander and set aside. Garnish with raisins and a few chopped
cooked on a charcoal fire. They can be fiery
or mild the spices used in this recipe form 1 large tomato, chopped Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a heavy-bottomed cashew nuts.
a background that doesnt overpower the pan over medium heat. Add cumin Serve hot with Naan
1 tsp red chilli powder
seeds; once they start to crackle, add
individual flavours. The coconut cream gives tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
the onions and saut until they become
Rubys Tip:
the sauce a luscious texture and the Kashmiri 1 tsp coriander powder Other vegetables can be substituted as you
translucent. Add the garlic and ginger
red chillies give it an unmistakable red colour. tsp turmeric powder like, such as baby corn, carrots or cauliflower,
paste, saut for a minute, add tomato
Features tsp garam masala powder and spices (red chilli powder, Kashmiri as long as care is taken to use them in the
chilli powder, coriander powder, same proportions.
Preparation Time: 25 minutes tsp cardamom powder
turmeric powder, garam masala powder Another simple variation is to use peas
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes cup whole cashew nuts
and cardamom powder). Stir and saut and potato only.
Serves/Makes: 6 1 cups water
for 12 minutes, then add cup whole Vegetable Kkorma is similar to (but not
Tastes:( on icon of spice meter): Mild 2 tsp cashew nuts, chopped (for
cashews. Saut for 45 minutes. same) toas Navratna Korma. Navratna
(Mild/Medium/Spicy/Hot) Take the onion masala out of the pan, means nine (nav) vegetables, likened to gems
cup raisins (ratna).
Ingredients: let it cool, then place in a blender along
cup coconut cream Paneer can be used in Vvegetable
with 1 cups of water and puree until
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 Tbsp plain yoghurt (whisked) smooth. Keep aside. Kkorma to make an interesting variation;
cubes tsp fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) however but Nnavratna Kkorma is
In the same pan, heat 2 Tbsp of oil on
1 cup peas 4 Tbsp oil medium heat. Pour the marsala pure always prepared without sans paneer.
cup beans, chopped into the pan, add whisked yoghurt, mix Garnishing can be tweaked too just pan
Method: fry the chopped cashew nuts and raisins in
1 cup carrots, peeled and cut into bite- well and cook for 23 minutes or until
size pieces Boil potatoes until almost cooked and a few drops of oil until the edges of the nuts
oil surfaces.
keep aside. Boil all the other vegetables turns golden.
1 cup broccoli, cut into florets Add the cooked vegetables mix well.
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in India, the city that embraces all cultures New Delhi.
Visit the national capital whether to soak in its amazing cultural
heritage, haggle through the swarming Old Delhi bazaars, or
of British India is always brimming with joy and warmly
welcomes tourists from all walks of life and every corner of the
globe. It is a hub of food, art, culture, literature and crafts what
S ometimes,
on a holiday,
all you feel like
Instagram the eye-catching monuments and modern markets. more reason does one need; so plan your tour to this city when doing is lounge on
the time is right. a beach. So, how
2. Goa
about lounging on a
4. The UAE
beach in either Bangkok,
Singapore or Hong Kong?
These Southeast Asian nations
are a relaxing paradise, and hugely
popular among Indian natives. Southeast Asia is one destination
which is there in the bucket list of almost every avid traveller in
the world. While this place is great for visiting at any time of the
year, visiting the place during Christmas promises an entirely
different experience that will remain etched in your memory for
a long time. So, where are you headed to?

The secret of friendship

RUPAL SOLANKI the most important skill would be he had shot.

hat is life without honest, their ability to get along with people. Lo and behold, there was his parrot
real and meaningful I think this ability would be more lying on the ground with a broken
friendships? What is life vital than intelligence, knowledge, wing and a chipped beak. But still
without the love and companion of decisiveness, or job skills. alive. The farmer tenderly picked
those who see the beauty, greatness Actually, none of us makes very him up and brought him home, where
and perfection that lies within you? many real friends in life because his children ran out to meet him.
Friendship is the hardest thing in friendship requires time, energy, Seeing the injured parrot, they
the world to explain. If you havent sacrifice and investing ourselves. tearfully asked, Daddy, what
learned the meaning of friendship, And not every friend will prove happened? But before he could
you havent learned anything. to be one. You might say, but I am answer, the parrot spoke up, Thats
To live life without experiencing lonely, then remind yourself of what you get for hanging out with the
friendship is a life without meaning. George Washingtons wise words, wrong crowd.
Human interaction is a necessity for It is better to be alone than in a bad You can never be at the right place,
survival, but developed friendships company. at the right time doing the right thing,
are essential to the successful well The Bible says, He who walks if you are in the wrong crowd.
being of anyone. with the wise, grows wise. But a Friends can be seasonal. Just as
There comes a stage in life when companion of fools suffers harm. each season brings its highs and lows,
you dont need a friend who nods I remember the story of a farmer so do friends. People come and go.
when you nod or changes when you who was being harassed every day by This is a known fact, and although
change. Our shadow does that much They may not always tell you The other quality involved is a flock of crows in his field. Deciding this is something we are aware of, it
better. what you want to hear, but if they loyalty. Loyalty is the one thing a he had had enough, he loaded his doesnt seem to soften the blow when
Sometimes your best critic can be genuinely love you, theyll tell you person should never have to question shotgun and crawled along the fence the timer on a friendship is finally up.
your best friend because they want what you need to hear. It may be their friend about. A true friend will row, determined to blow those pesky Seasonal friendships dont always
you to grow and be loved, a friend is hurtful, but in the long run, it will always be your defence attorney crows out of the sky. end messy, but they leave on a note
not the one who pleases you all the help you. before they become your judge. Turns out this farmer had a very of uncertainty at times. Sometimes,
time. The Bible says, You can trust You may want to measure your Theres no such thing as fair sociable parrot that indiscriminately what you have to give to a person is
a friend who corrects you. friendship by asking the other person weather friend. You dont need made friends with everybody. Seeing only needed for that season of their
Honesty and loyalty are the these two questions: Firstly, can I friends in a fair weather; you need the flock of crows, he flew over and life, and thats okay.
superglue qualities that can trust you enough to be honest with them when the weather gets nasty. joined them trying to be friendly. As you understand that we have
permanently cement a friendship. A you? and secondly, can I trust you Mostly, your success in life The farmer saw the crows but three types of friends in life friends
real friend may upset you by telling enough to be honest with me? depends on your ability to establish didnt see the parrot, so he took for a reason, friends for a season
you the truth, but they will tell you Only a true friendship expects and and maintain relationships with the careful aim, fired, then jumped up and friends for a lifetime, you start
the truth nonetheless. can survive such mutual honesty. right people. For a person to be happy, and ran over to see how many crows unfolding the secret of friendship.
28 ENTERTAINMENT Friday, December 1, 2017 The Indian Weekender


Parineeti Chopra:
In disintegrating
world, cinema
speaks of unity,
Want to present a new aspect with each film integrity: Amitabh

n a fast and disintegrating
he is just six years old in Hindi filmdom thoroughly enjoying this process of shooting for world, cinema is one of the most
and has been a part of nine films, the film with him, she said. worthy examples of unity and
mostly in different genres. And actress Parineeti will be seen as a fiercely ambitious integration, said Bollywood superstar
Parineeti Chopra says she prefers not to play girl in the film. Amitabh Bachchan, who was
repetitive characters. Is she similar in real life? conferred the Indian film personality
Audiences are keen to see a performance, I am ambitious, yes, just not fiercely of the year award winner at the 48th
as much as they like watching the stars and ambitious. When I take up something, I give it IFFI on Tuesday, November 28.
larger-than-life films. So being able to deliver my absolute best. I focus on it 100 per cent and "I have always felt that my respect
in different genres and tackle a variety of roles try achieving it. I dont like ambition that tries to and regard for the Indian film
has more value. Personally, for me, repeating put down people and talent. I feel there is enough industry has rested in the presence
myself at this stage of my career would just be room for everyone to grow, she said. that the film industry has had in our
uninspiring. I like to challenge myself and put out Whether it was Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, world. When we sit inside a darkened
(present) a new shade (aspect) with each film, Ishaqzaade and Shuddh Desi Romance or Hasee hall, we never ask for caste, creed,
Parineeti said. Toh Phasee, Daawat-e-Ishq and Meri Pyaari colour or the religion of the person
She was last seen on screen in the comic Bindu, Parineeti says when she plays a character, sitting next to us is," he said, in his
entertainer Golmaal Again, which minted over she tries to bring it alive with human, believable award acceptance speech at the
Rs 200 crore in India. "I traits and nuances. closing ceremony of the 2017 edition
Does crossing these want to I want to work on varied characters, of the International Film Festival
benchmarks matter work on varied films and subjects. In that sense, I of India.
to Parineeti? characters, films and am passionate more than ambitious. "Yet, we see
As an actor, you want to have subjects. In that sense, My character in Sandeep Aur Pinky the same film,
a great body of work, but I would I am passionate more Faraar, though, is super ambitious we laugh at
be lying if I said the Rs 100 crore than ambitious." and that makes her different from me. the same jokes,
benchmark doesnt matter. It matters to Its also fun playing characters that are so we cry at the
every actor. It just shows how audiences different it makes you live someone elses same emotion,
are accepting you, how much they love you. life, dreams, aspirations, she said. we sing the same
Im loving the feeling that I have right now, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, which is slated to songs. In this fast disintegrating
she added. release next year, also stars her Ishaqzaade co- world of today, where can you
Her next film project is Dibakar Banerjees star Arjun Kapoor. find such a wonderful and worthy
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. She says her relationship with Arjun has example of unity and integration
Parineeti says Banerjee was always in the not changed. as you do in the world of cinema,"
list of her dream directors ever since she Arjun has certainly evolved as one of the he asked.
started acting. bankable actors that there is today, which is a Citing a cinema-related anecdote
I have always been really fortunate to work huge achievement. Arjuns understanding of the involving his father and great
with amazing directors. Dibakar has been on my craft and his eagerness to learn sets him apart. Hindi poet Harivanshrai Bachchan,
dream directors list ever since I took up acting. With Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, we are doing a Amitabh said: "I once asked my
Working with him has involved elaborate prep very intense film together... We are at loggerheads father what do you getting watching
and very focused workshops. He has an exquisite in the movie, she said. films on TV every evening. He said:
eye for nuance and detail, said the actress. 'I get to see poetic justice in three
His characters make his movie stand out. I am hours. You and I will see poetic
justice in perhaps a lifetime'."

Indian women face challenges head-on, says Have keen interest in cricket also: Arjun
Manushi on Padmavati row
ctor Arjun Kapoor, who co-owns the "I would love to be a part of something
FC Pune City football team, says he where I contribute and not just because it's

has a keen interest in cricket as well. in fashion. You need to feel a connect,"
iss World Manushi Chhillar Ram-Leela. It was
Asked if he would like to co-own a he added.
has said Indian women do picturised on Deepika
cricket team too, Arjun said over phone from On the acting front, Arjun is shooting for
not feel prosecuted and face Padukone, the lead actress
Mumbai: "The Indian Premier League (IPL) his next film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
challenges head-on even though there of Padmavati.
is really flying at a level where everything Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the movie
is a feeling that our society is not very All the girls used to
is pretty self-sufficient now but never say also stars actress Parineeti Chopra.
women friendly. dance to that song during
never... I have a keen interest in cricket also." This will be the second time that Arjun
Manushi said this while expressing rehearsal. I am happy
Arjun says he needs to feel a connect to and Parineeti will be collaborating together
her views on the controversy that in a way, I could
become a part of something. after Ishaqzaade which released in 2012.
over Sanjay Leela Bhansalis bring India in front of the
upcoming film Padmavati, during a world, said Manushi.
Kareena says that Veere Di Wedding
is an unconventional film
media interaction. She was also asked if
All Indian women have one thing Bollywood is calling

in common... we dont feel prosecuted soon, to which she said: areena Kapoor She recently turned
for who we are and actually face our I am really excited Khan is currently showstopper for ace fashion
challenges head-on. And I think thats about travelling next working on her designer Manish Malhotra
what we need to do, we need to be year. We will be visiting comeback film, Veere and walked the ramp in
confident about who we are, she said four continents, and Di WeddingwithSonam Kenya. She was asked about
when asked for her take on the death spreading awareness Kapoor, Swara Bhasker her upcoming film, Veere
threats Deepika Padukone is receiving. about menstrual and Shikha Talsania. The Di Wedding. About which,
We will face a lot of limitations hygiene. Bollywood is film that is being directed she said, Its a fun film, its
and sometimes we do feel that it is just something that is by Shashanka Ghosh will about 4 women, four friends
not a very women friendly society not on my mind as of release in May next year. and their life. Its different,
but as individuals, we should just set now so I really cant "All
Kareena has already its slightly unconventional it will be different. Rhea is
an example and make women feel say anything about it. Indian women
wrapped up the Delhi and because its not the typical going to style me.
confident that you can do amazing Manushi also said have one thing in
Phuket schedule of the film. boy meets girl-fall in love It will be stylish. And
things as well, she added. she loves to read common... we dont feel
The first look of the film was that kind of a film. with Sonam - the fashionista
As part of the Miss World books but would prosecuted for who we
released recently and fans "Its fun but its still in the movie, I surely cannot
competition, contestants were like to work with are and actually face our
have been going gaga about quite deep. Its all about wear my jeans and t-shirt.
supposed to perform dances from their Aamir Khan, challenges head-on. And I
Kareenas look in the film. women power. Or you never know, I may
respective countries. and former Miss think thats what we need
Kareena has been working Earlier she had revealed, convince her to come out
Manushi chose to dance to Dhol World Priyanka to do, we need to be
out dedicatedly and has It is going to be quite a of her ball gowns and wear
Baaje song from Sanjay Leela Chopra is her confident about who
often been clicked exiting chic flick. Yeah! It is my jeans and t-shirt. Youll wait
Bhansalis Goliyon Ki Rasleela favourite actress. we are."
her gym by the paparazzi. wedding in the movie and and watch.
The Indian Weekender Friday, December 1, 2017 ENTERTAINMENT 29

Firangi: I am workaholic and scared Shabana Azmi to

be felicitated in
about marriage, says Kapil Sharma Malaysia

apil Sharma will be seen Unemployed youths have a and Farah Khan before the release of eteran actress and social
playing a patriotic character tendency to fall in love anyway, but Happy New Year. It went on for good activist Shabana Azmi will
in Firangi, which is set to hit his marriage seems difficult because six hours, but nobody wrote about it. be felicitated by Malaysian
the screens this Friday. His second he doesnt do anything. He gets a Bas cancel wala aa jaata hai. Prime Minister Najib Razak at a
film as the lead actor, Firangi is a job with the British army by fluke, So, is he getting back with Sunil business leaders' conclave.
film set during the British era. but the girls family is not ready to Grover anytime soon? I enjoy Shabana tweeted: "Off to Kuala
However, the film will strike a accept Monga because he is serving working with him. But will he get Lumpur for The Economic Times
balance between patriotism and a the enemy. Sunil to act alongside him in a film Asian Business Leaders Conclave
light-hearted tone, Firangi is set Does he ever worry that comedies as well, I havent adopted him where I'm being felicitated by Prime
before Partition. may get him typecast? He says, (laughs). There were reports about Minister of Malaysia. Honoured."
Even my grandfather was Every actor has their own speciality. his Hollywood debut as well. Its On the acting front, Shabana was
born in Pakistan. Because I will start laughing if I try to do only half truth. I have talked with last seen on the silver screen in "The
Partition coloured our world romantic scenes like Shah Rukh some people on phone, but nothing Black Prince", where she essayed the
view for a long time, we Khan or stunts like Akshay Kumar. I concrete yet. role of Maharani Jind Kaur.
couldnt see beyond like making people laugh and I take He is also upset about the protests
it. With Firangi, we the tag of comedian seriously. against Padmavati.
decided to make a light- Asked about his real-life story, he Mentioning the threat against
"It hearted story based in nimbly dodged the question with a Deepika Padukone, he says, You
doesnt that era. joke, It doesnt happen in real life. can express your opinions, but all
happen in real life. The film, Have you seen a rich girl falling these talks of cutting somebodys
Have you seen a rich girl which is shot in in love with a taxi driver in real head is wrong. Not long ago, you
falling in love with a taxi Ropar, Gajner life? Nobody ever loved me. I am a said Deepika Padukone was the pride
driver in real life? Nobody and Bikaner, is workaholic guy and I get scared by of our country, and now you say such
ever loved me. I am a pegged around a the idea of marriage. things. There is a Censor Board that
workaholic guy and I get love story. He, of course, knows how to will decide on the films content.
scared by the idea of I am playing an deflect questions. He takes a jibe at Directed by Rajiev Dhingra,
marriage." underdog character the media also for publishing only the Firangi also features Ishita Dutta and
Monga who falls in love controversies. Kapil says, Once we Monica Gill. Its scheduled to hit the
with a girl. were shooting with Shah Rukh Khan screens on December 1, 2017.

Rajkummar Rao: I am a firm believer My biggest gurus are my kids: Kajol

in feminism and I am a feminist A
ctress Kajol, a much knowledge (to them)
mother of two, as possible. Make them

ajkummar Rao has done directors and writers and we need says her children understand the importance
several kinds of roles more of them." are her biggest gurus. of its necessity and its
in movies ranging from "I've been learning from benefits and keep doing it
Do you agree with Rajkummar?
a lead role, supporting role to my kids ever since I was repeatedly. I am sure it will
Let us know in the comments
pregnant. I have learned remain in their minds and
special appearances. below. On the work front,

a lot from my kids. My form a habit."
he talented actor has no Rajkummar impressed everyone
biggest gurus are my kids. Asked how she and her
inhibitions in playing with his incredible performance
I learn something new from husband Ajay Devgn react
the second fiddle to in Bose Dead/Alive. In the
them every day," Kajol, to being caught doing
anyone and has nailed every digital show, Raj played the role
who was present at an something wrong by their
character perfectly. of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. event for Lifebuoy's Help children, she said: "If I
Moreover, he has worked in Recently, during an interaction A Child Reach 5 campaign. trying to make her children am wrong and they catch
movies which are helmed by with a media agency, the actor "Sometimes there daughter Nysa and son it, then I apologize and
female directors namely Reema to play. I am a firm believer in spoke about playing a real-life are words which I don't Yug pick up a habit. But rectify it.
Kagti (Talaash), Ashwiny Iyer feminism and I am a feminist. character on the screen. understand when they giving them knowledge is "Ajay is perfect. He
Tiwari (Bareilly Ki Barfi) and A female pilot doesnt fly He said, "There is a sense of are talking, so they tell the right way. never makes any mistakes
Mira Nair (God Room). the plane differently from a responsibility when you play a me the meaning with a "The most important (laughs). He has OCD
In an interview recently, male pilot." real-life character because there lot of patience and ease. thing is that I believe (Obsessive-compulsive
Rajkummar also revealed that he He further said, "So, when it are people, who will see your Sometimes it's their habits when teaching a child, disorder) when it comes
is a strong believer in feminism comes to filmmaking, its also work, make comparisons and or outlook which I learn whatever it might be, you to cleanliness. He keeps
and doesn't differentiate between about doing a job. The director is judge you. from. The most important need to tell the reason washing his hands over
male and female directors. the captain of the ship. "They have all the rights to do thing I've learned from my behind it because every and over again. He is very
Talking about it, Rao stated "There is perhaps that because they know the real kids is patience," Kajol child asks the same thing, conscious about it and
to a leading daily, "When it discrimination in the industry person. They might have seen that added.She said she uses 'Mom, why?' keeps telling us to keep
comes to art, gender has no role because there are fewer female person also." love and little threats when "So we can impart as things clean."

Easy for me to work compared to other mothers: Preeti Jhangiani

ctress Preeti Jhangiani, best films, but I have been continuously working in gets abducted in the film. The story is also
remembered for her role in shows and ads. I was actually working during about her life and her relationship with two men
Mohabbatein, is a mother of two now, my pregnancies also," she added. -- one is the father and the other is the one who
and raring to go in showbiz. She says it is easy Preeti, who got her Bollywood break brought up the child," Preeti said.
for her to work compared to other mothers as with Mohabbatein in 2000 and has done "I connected 100 per cent with this character.
she has strong family support. movies in languages like Malayalam, Tamil, All the emotions were natural for me. Only a
Preeti, who has been doing ads, shows and Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali and parent can understand what another person
regional films in the past few years, is returning Rajasthani, feels happy with the wave of goes though when he or she loses a child. The
to Bollywood with upcoming film Wajood. reality-based cinema. trauma makes you feel like killing the person,
"I do wish to appear in more (Bollywood) "I don't think the audience wants to see the who has abducted your child.
films now. I have a lot of support from my same old romance drama and those type of "That anger and frustration about not being
family. There are people to look after my stories. They want to see films like Bareilly Ki able to do anything -- there were a lot of
children (Jaiveer and Dev) in my absence. In Barfi', which have real characters," Preeti said. emotions I had to bring to the character," she
fact, my mother and sister live in the same "In today's times, even if it's a commercial added.On preparing for the role, Preeti, who is "I
building. It's much easier for me to work in film, it has to be real. I believe cinema is moving married to actor Parvin Dabas, said: "Mentally, believe
comparison to other mothers," Preeti said. away from the old format of filmmaking. The I had to distance myself from everything cinema is moving
"Now, I am looking forward to doing more audience laughs at a film in which the characters else and get back into the acting mode. But away from the old
work that will have good scripts. In terms of don't look real," she added. otherwise I didn't have to do any research format of filmmaking.
(Bollywood) films, you can call this my second Unlike her happy-go-lucky image that work. The film starts off in London and ends The audience laughs
innings in the industry since I am coming after she has portrayed through her characters in here (in India). at a film in which the
characters don't
such a long time. But calling it a second inning Bollywood so far, Preeti will be seen playing "Wajood is an offbeat film. But I would also
look real."
will make me feel as if my first one was done an emotional role in Wajood. love to do more of mainstream work as well
and dusted. "It's not like that. Maybe not in "I am playing the mother of the child who because that gets seen by a larger audience."
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For more info email -
Trampoline Fun
avondalecommunityaction@gmail.com. Time: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Date: 12:00pm 7:00pm
Jump Trampoline Park - Avondale, 6 Jomac
Forum, A Celebration of Place, Avondale, Auckland
Graffiti Writing: Words for Every Tuesday, every session, everyone Jumps
CAB Napier Venue: Mary Thomas Centre, Channel View
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83 Tait Drive, Greenmeadows, Napier Venue:Avondale Community Centre, 99
cover The New Zealand Education System, Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland
CAB Napier will hold a free information session Schooling in New Zealand (including early
on Understanding Kiwi Culture a presentation Avondale Art Park and the Avondale Community
childhood education), Enrolments (zoning), Centre present Words for Avondale, a poem
at the MCA with Pot Luck Dinner. This free National Certificate of Education Achievement
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understanding the meaning of Kiwi slang, Adel Salmanzadeh of Ministry of Education.
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advice, have your say about future presentations
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For more information please call Jenny Pearce Coca-Cola Christmas in
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Venue: Auckland Domain, Parnell

CAB Hamilton
CAB Hamilton will hold a free information
session for newcomers on Holidaying in Pack a picnic and head to the biggest event
Hamilton on the Kiwi Christmas calendar. Relax on the
Date: Wednesday, December 6 grass and take in the free and family-friendly
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. extravaganza of live music and dance along
Venue: Settlement Centre Waikato, 46G to some of the countrys top singers and
Boundary Road, Claudelands, Hamilton musicians.
This session will cover: Suitable walks in our
native bush near Hamilton, Learning about
our native plants and birds, Planning a day
Avondale Christmas
trip in the outdoors, What to take and how to Market
keep yourself safe, Water Safety at beaches, Date: Friday 8 December 2017
lakes and rivers, Gardening tips, equipment, Time: 5:00pm 9:00pm
resources and community gardens. Light Venue:Avondale Community Centre, 99
refreshments provided.
Please confirm your place by Monday, 4
Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland MAUNATUL ISLAM TRUST OF NEW ZEALAND
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December by phoning the CAB Office on 07 839 Food trucks - Live music - Gift stalls.Do your
45 Thomas Road, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand
0808 or email at hamilton@cab.org.nz or just Christmas shopping in Avondale! This is an
come along. In conjunction with:
event for the whole family. Come and enjoy a fun
eve with not only gift stalls but also yummy eats, New Zealand Muslim League Hamilton;
CAB Browns Bay music, facepainter and craft table for kids and Wellington Islamic Association Wellington;
Date: Thursday, 21 December, 2017 an art workshop.
West Auckland Milad Association West Auckland
Time: 11am to 1pm We will be promoting the stalls that are coming
and supported by:
South Auckland Muslim Association, Otahuhu, Auckland
Invite You and your Families to attend the following auspicious Jasne Eid Miladun
Nabi swallallahu alaihi wasallam programs organised to celebrate the Meelad of our
Holy Prophet Sayyidina Musthafa Muhammad swallallahu alaihi wasallam:


Friday 8th Saturday 9th Sunday 10th
December 2017 December 2017 December 2017
at Wellington Islamic at Samoan Hall, at Hamilton West
Centre, 38 Robertson Road, Islamic Centre
6 Oxford St, Tawa, Mangere 45 Bandon St, Frankton,
Wellington commencing with Hamilton
starting at 6pm. Naath program at 5pm. starting at 11.30am.

(Contact: Br Sheik Mustafa (Contact: Br Tahir Samut (Contact: Br Mohammed

021 247 2909) 0274 816 947 or Hassan 0274 744 201)
Molvi Razak 021 036 6286)

Chief Guest: Shaykh As Sayyid Afeefuddin Al-Jailani Al-Bagdadi

Shaykh Afeefuddin Al-Jailani is the 19th direct descendant of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-
Jailani RadhiAllahu'anhu and the 33rd direct descendant of Holy Prophet Muhammad
swallallahu alaihi wasallam (chief guest for all 3 functions above)

Other major Jasne Eid Miladun Nabi swallallahu alaihi wasallam functions are as below:

2nd December 2017 starting at 5pm at the following venues:

Auckland venue: Masjid Al-Mustafa, 26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland

hosted by South Auckland Muslim Association
(Contacts: Br Faruk Khan 0274 851 354 or Br Ibrar Sheikh 021 240 8786); and

Wellington venue: Cook Island Community Hall, 14 Mentor Lane, Cannons Creek,
Porirua, Wellington hosted by Wellington Islamic Association.
(Contact: Br Sheik Mustafa 021 247 2909)
(Contacts: Molvi Karim Samut 022 088 9396 or Azad Sheikh 021 721 829)
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